POSTPONED -NH Astronomical Society Skywatch

Postponed to Wed Dec 7th
Volunteers from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will come to share their knowledge and their telescopes with community members for a Skywatch!  This event is friendly for beginners.  Enjoy the beauty of the night sky, learn how to identify objects through a telescope, and expand your knowledge of our universe.  This program is appropriate for older children, teens, and adults.  If skies are cloudy, our rain date is December 7th.  Please sign up HERE..
Telescopes will be set up in the staff parking lot behind the library which can be accessed easily from the front parking lot via the ramp on the right side of the building.  Please see information below from the NH Astronomical Society's Website.


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!

COVID-19 Precautions 

  • Mask wearing and up-to-date vaccinations strongly encouraged for everyone
  • Telescopes will be positioned at least 6' apart
  • Social Distancing - family groups 6' apart; no lines or crowding the scopes
  • Astronomer will back off 6' while observing is taking place (except to assist)
  • Eyepieces will be wiped down between observing groups
Event Location: 
Program Time: 
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Room Reservation: 
Wed, November 30, 2022