Join us as the New Hamshire Astronomical Society brings the secrets of the night sky to us! We will begin inside with a short program on the stars and then we'll move outside to observe the night sky. You may want to bring bug spray and a folding chair.
General Rules for public skywatches
- Watch your step: Be especially careful of wires on the ground.
- Park Carefully: Try to park so that your headlights and back-up lights won’t interfere with the observers.
- No Smoking: Smoke damages telescope optics.
- Red Flashlights: No white lights. A red light will not ruin your night vision as much as white light will. You can cover the lens of a regular light with red plastic or tail-light repair tape. A dim light will seem bright once your eyes become dark-adapted.
- No Flash Photography: The bright flash of a camera can wreck everyone's night vision.
- Stay Warm: Few people realize just how chilly it gets late at night, even in summer, particularly when you are standing still under a clear sky. Bring about twice as much warm clothing as you think you'll need. In summer, a light and heavy jacket, warm shirt, jeans. Winter calls for insulated boots, thermal underwear, corduroy jeans, parka, flannel shirt, gloves, and, very important, a warm knit cap!
For more information on the NH Astronomical Society's Skywatch, check out their website at www.nhastro.com/skywatch.php
Rain date is Thursday, August 8th.
This program is for all ages and registration is not required.