Western Connecticut State University, located in Litchfield Hills http://www.wcsu.edu will host planetarium shows and public sky viewings beginning in February and continuing into May at the planetarium and observatory http://www.wcsu.edu/graduate/eps/obsws.asp on the university’s Westside campus, 47 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The events are free and the public is invited. Donations are accepted in the planetarium and in the hyperbolic funnel (“black hole”) in the lobby. All viewings take place on Saturday evenings. Parking is limited atop the hill where the facility stands, but more is available on University Boulevard. For area information www.litchfieldhills.com.
The waxing gibbous moon will be observed on March 23. Jupiter can be seen April 6 and April 20, with the waxing gibbous moon and Saturn also viewable on April 20. Saturn, Mizar and Alcor can be viewed on May 4 and the first quarter moon and Saturn can be seen on May 18.