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Summer Sky Gazing

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT

2023 Red Barn Series, Newfound Audubon
No registration necessary – just come and join us!

Speakers: Amanda Leith, Wallis Boram, and Christine Lightsey, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Summer nights provide the opportunity to view the changing sky when there’s no need to huddle under a blanket. This August, skywatchers in New Hampshire will be treated to the Perseid Shower peaking just before a new moon, the occultation of the star Antares, and a Blue Supermoon! How can you find those events above you and what else does the August sky hold? Amanda Leith, Wallis Boram, and Christine Lightsey of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH will walk you through the summer sky, pointing out seasonal features and prominent constellations. Weather-permitting, viewing through telescopes will take place at Ash Cottage.

Amanda Leith has a Bachelor’s in Astronomy from UMASS- Amherst and a Master’s in Museum Studies from Tufts University. Her childhood interest in the sky has now evolved into helping people of all ages learn about and interact with astronomy. Wallis Boram holds a Bachelor’s in Ecology & Biology from Bard College. An ASTC Dialogue & Deliberation Fellow, Wallis works to make science accessible to all, from high school students creating museum exhibits to recent arrivals in the United States adjusting to a new place. Christine Lightsey, M.Ed, worked in elementary school systems in the Northeast before joining the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center as a STEM educator.

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 2023 Red Barn Series sponsors, John S. Jordan Design PLLC, the Hebron Conservation Commission; and to our co-host, the Newfound Lake Region Association.


Red Barn
41 North Shore Road
Hebron, NH United States
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Anita Fernandez
603-224-9909 ext. 400