Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Astronomical Society Skywatch - RESCHEDULED!

Due to forecasted cloud cover, we will be holding this event on our rain date, Thursday, August 8th at 7:30pm!

Join us as the New Hampshire 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.
  • Please be on time, so your headlights do not interfere with the darkness needed to observe the night sky.
  • 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.

Date: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 7:30pm
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