This week in Northwestern, Connecticut, witnesses reported observing an object streak very low across the sky, and then possibly crash into Bantam Lake or the surrounding area.Although “fireballs” like these are not uncommon, there seems to have been an increase in them recently, which is unusual as we are not approaching any scheduled meteor showers. In response to this incident, as well as the fact that the warmer weather is arriving earlier than normal this year so people are getting outside earlier than before, we are adding a special Skywatch Training Event on this Saturday, April 14, at 6:00pm on the lawn of our Research Center at 284 Racebrook Road in Orange, CT.
During this event we will discuss both common and uncommon objects in the night sky. We will demonstrate the equipment and software that our Field Investigation Team uses when investigating sightings of objects by witnesses. And our team will also teach participants how to become better trained observers by learning to identify aircraft, satellites, other man-made objects, as well as natural objects and also those which may genuinely be unexplained. No registration is necessary for this event and everyone is invited to attend, and there is no charge ($5 donation is appreciated to help support the SGRA’s ongoing educational efforts). We encourage you to bring along your own telescopes, binoculars, and tripods, and will also have ones available for people to use during the event.
For more information, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203)247-0310.