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Saturday, September 11 - Astronomy Evening at the Farm

We are so pleased to bring you the first in a series of star gazing evening events, hosted at the Daniels Farmstead - "Astronomy Evening at the Farm".

Saturday, September 11 - Arrival at the farm begins at 6:00pm.

The Tour of the Summer Night Sky will begin at approximately 7:30pm, with guest speaker Noelle Jobson. Topics will include Stellar Navigation, Cosmology, the Milk Way and the Galactic Center... and more!

$15 non-member


$10 Daniels Farmstead Member

Advanced Ticket Purchase is required. Please click here to purchase tickets

Tickets are available online now thru to September 11th at 5:00pm.

Enjoy a picnic dinner at the farm; relax in the beautiful surroundings.

Pre-order a delicious and custom prepared picnic basket from Gallifords Restaurant, for pick-up by 5:45pm on September 11. All picnic basket orders must be placed not later than 6:00pm on Friday. September 10.

Call Galliford's at 508-928-0928 or 508-928-0926 to place your picnic order!

Galliford’s Restaurant is located at Southwick’s Zoo - 5 Southwick Street, Mendon, MA, and is a quick 10 minute car ride from Daniels Farmstead, 286 Mendon Street, Blackstone, MA.

Please feel free to bring along binoculars or a telescope. We also recommend to bring along lawn chairs or blankets for your comfort during the evening.

Free parking is located across the street from the Daniels Farmstead main house and barn.

Guest arrival begins at 7:00pm; enjoy a leisurely picnic dinner at the Farm. Custom prepared picnic baskets can be pre-ordered from Galliford's Restaurant by calling 508.928.0928

Noelle has always been intrigued by the night skies. As a child, her beloved uncle would spend hours touring the sky with her, explaining the science of galaxies, stars, black holes, and special relativity. Eventually, Noelle went on to pursue a BSc in both Physics and Astronomy, with minors in CompSci and Mathematics from the University of Arizona.

Noelle’s research area of interest was theoretical astrophysics. Amongst her research work was quantized red shift theory and study of the black hole at our galactic center. Noelle had the rare opportunity to collect her data at the Kitt Peak Observatory 4-meter telescope located in Arizona-Sonoran Desert. While a student, Noelle also ran the Astronomy 101 lab using the Stewart Observatory 21” scope at Kitt Peak. In addition to her TA position and research, Noelle received NSF grants to support bridge programs for students wishing to transition into the rigor and challenge of four-year university physics and astronomy programs. Noelle’s thesis was in high energy particle physics, supporting CERNs ATLAS experiment with the Large Hadron Collider. Alas, after Noelle began her graduate program, she discovered that a career in academia did not align with her long-term goals.

Noelle took an opportunity in aerospace and found her niche. She later earned an MSc in engineering and engineering management at Tufts. Noelle has spent twenty plus years in the Aerospace and Defense Industry and is currently a Chief Engineer with Raytheon. She has also worked with Honeywell, Boeing, and other industry contractors. Additionally, Noelle spent six years in France, where she worked for the US State Department. She is a member of various engineering organizations, including AUVSI, IEEE Aerospace and the Society of Women Engineers.

We are also fortunate to have Noelle's teenage daughter as a volunteer here with us at the Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Blackstone, MA.

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