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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Blank Spaces on the Map

If you are a conservationist you may recognize the Aldo Leopold quote: "To those devoid of imagination a blank space on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part."  **you may also recognize this quote from TLC's annual mailing--we hope you'll consider becoming a member to help support TLC's mission!

One of the interesting things about Chester County is that many pilots call this area the "black out". When flying overhead, the work of conservation organizations such as TLC is apparent by the lack of lights seen across the countryside.  The lack of light pollution is helpful for night time sky watching and star gazing!!

We could not coordinate with the powers that be to postpone the rocket launch slated for this evening so that we could all view it together this Saturday night.  However, the rocket will be viewable from the Carolinas to Massachusetts this evening at approximately 9:19 pm EST.  The rocket will be launching from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility and Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, VA.  The Cygnus CRS Orb-1 is the first official resupply mission to the space station launched by Orbital Sciences.  Make sure to take advantage of the dark skies to catch a glimpse of the rocket as it soars above our heads into space!! Then join us at Stateline Woods Preserve on Saturday night for more star gazing during the Winter Solstice Celebration

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