MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY ANNOUNCES A FULL LINE-UP OF SUMMER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Conway, NH - June 1, 2017- The non-profit Mount Washington Observatory has announced
a full line-up of summer educational offerings on the summit of Mount
Washington and in the valley including overnight Edutrips and workshops.
by popular demand the Observatory will be offering five overnight Edutrips
including expert instruction on various topics and the opportunity to stay the
night on the summit of Mount Washington with Observatory staff.
dates and topics include: July 8-9 and August 12-13 - Life, Work and the
Environment Atop Mount Washington; July 15-16 and August 19-20 – Thunderstorms;
October 7-8 – Fall Foliage Photography. Trips
will cost $399 to Observatory members and $475 to non-members.
for summer 2017 the Observatory will also offer two popular workshops.
Star Party Astronomy Workshop: Presented by John Gianforte, Astronomy lecturer
for the Physics Department at U.N.H., this will be a fun and educational outing
for anyone interested in astronomy from novice to advanced. The Star Party
Astronomy workshop will take place on Saturday, August 5 (“Cloud” Date –
Sunday, August 6). This will be a two part program starting with an indoor
session at the Weather Discovery Center from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm followed by an
outdoor session from 7:30 pm-11:00 pm.
Geology and White Mountains Workshop: Presented by geologist Woody Thompson of
the Maine Geological Survey, this will explore the glacial geology of the
northern White Mountain region and the history of geological exploration and
understanding of the area.
workshop will begin with an informal classroom presentation and then proceed to
sites of geological interest in the northern White Mountains region. Taking
place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 (rain date: Sunday, September 10). The workshop run from 8:30 am-4:30 pm,
starting at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North
fees are $75 for observatory members and $105
for non-members. The fee includes instruction and all associated materials.
the summer months the Mount Washington Observatory provides additional
educational offerings including a free Science in the Mountains lecture series,
summit weather station tours for observatory members and daily “Live from the
Rockpile” call-ins to the summit observers from the Weather Discovery Center.
can also explore the world of weather at the Mount Washington Observatory’s two
museums - The Weather Discovery Center located in North Conway and Extreme
Mount Washington located on the summit of Mount Washington in the Sherman Adams
State Park building.