Mount Washington Observatory is proud to partner with regional experts in a variety of fields to offer educational opportunities beyond the scope of our work in atmospheric science on Mount Washington.
While our offerings are always changing, recent past workshops have included White Mountains geology, landscape photography, land navigation, and alpine biology.
Have an idea for a workshop you'd like us to offer? Give us a call at (603) 356-2137, ext. 225 or email [email protected]
Mount Washington Observatory Star Party Astronomy Workshop: Saturday, July 23rd
Join the Mount Washington Observatory and the "Sky Guy" and UNH Astronomer John Gianforte on Saturday, July 23rd (cloud date: Sunday, July 24th) for a two-part astronomy workshop hosted at the Weather Discovery Center and the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road. The indoor session from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM will include a presentation covering everything from how to make an "astronomer's flashlight" to how to use binoculars at home to observe the night sky. From 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM the Star Party will be in full swing as participants can try their hand at astrophotography with a tour of the stars above.
This workshop is for ages 6 + through Adults. No experience with astronomy is necessary! No equipment is necessary either; however, if you have binoculars, a single lens reflex camera or have your own telescope, bring it along! Participants are asked to bring a flashlight with fresh batteries and warm clothing for the Star Party.
Fees for this workshop: members of the observatory $75, non-members $105. To register or for additional information, email [email protected]
or call 603-356-2137, ext. 211.
CoCoRaHS Training Session: Thursday, August 4th, 6 PM
WANTED: Volunteers to Measure Precipitation. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is a group of grassroots volunteer backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation in their local communities. By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive website, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications.
Come join National Weather Service staff as they lead this 2 hour informal training for anyone interested in joining as a CoCoRaHS volunteer. This training is free to the public and will be hosted by the Mount Washington Observatory at the Weather Discovery Center, located in North Conway Village beginning at 6:00 PM. To register for this workshop, follow the link: http://www.cocorahs.org/Application.aspx