Wilmot Community Association

POSTPONED

Saturday | April 30 | 7 p.m. | WCA Barn

Join us for a Skywatch with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society (NHAS).

NHAS will begin with a presentation about the cosmos inside the WCA Red Barn and then we’ll move outside to observe the wonders of the night sky.

To ensure your comfort and the best viewing conditions, please follow these guidelines:

  • 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.

 

Please note that this program is subject to postponement in the event of poor weather or a COVID-19 spike. Registration is strongly recommended to stay informed of changes in the program.

The New Hampshire Astronomical Society is a wholly volunteer New Hampshire chartered non-profit educational organization dedicated to furthering public awareness of Astronomy.