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.