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Dark Sky Stargazing is a GO for Saturday Night

January 5, 2019

Waterville Valley’s dark sky has attracted stargazers for many years and were inspiration for author Hans Rey (of Curious George and ‘The Stars’ fame).  The Curious George Cottage, home of the Rey Center, hosts monthly stargazing programs, including one scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 5, from 6-7 p.m. 

Although the weather forecast for Saturday is not encouraging, the program is still a go and will happen INSIDE at the Curious George Cottage. with discussion about the upcoming lunar eclipse (Jan. 20-21) and news about NASA’s New Horizons probe. There’s even a Waterville Valley connection. Leslie Young, daughter of Larry Young, a Waterville Valley resident and Margret and H.A. Rey Center board member, is one of the scientists on the New Horizons project! 

The New Horizons spacecraft completed an epic flyby of the most distant object ever explored, the recently-unveiled fossil from the beginning of the solar system, Ultima Thule.”  Interesting stuff. This program will surely be entertaining and informative.

Dark sky stargazing at Waterville Valley

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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