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Astronomy Talk and Viewing

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT

Red Barn Series, Newfound Audubon
No registration necessary – just come and join us!

Speaker: John Bishop, New Hampshire Astronomical Society

When we look up at the night sky on a clear night, we see points of light with varied color and brightness. We know that the light has reached us across the vastness of space, but just how far has it traveled? And how do we know that? Astronomers have the cosmic distance ladder to measure farther and farther away from us, using different methods to cover greater and greater distances.

Join John Bishop of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society as he describes the distance ladder and also opens a window into the August night sky. After his presentation in the Red Barn, head outside with John for a Sky Watch.

Please park across the street at Ash Cottage. Download a map here. Note that this is now a private residence and there is no bathroom access.

Special thanks to our 2022 Red Barn Series sponsor, the Hebron Conservation Commission; and to our co-host, the Newfound Lake Region Association.

Photo: The moon and Venus (NASA photo).

Details

Date:
August 23
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT
Event Category:

Venue

Red Barn
41 North Shore Road
Hebron, NH United States
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Organizer

Marc Nutter
Email:
mnutter@nhaudubon.org

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