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Afternoon Astronomy with Alan Sheiness- Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Reading program

July 5 @ 7:00 pm

As part of the library’s summer reading program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path, Alan Sheiness will host an afternoon astronomy session at the Lyme Public Library. Observe the first quarter moon through a telescope and binoculars after reviewing fundamentals of how telescopes work. Alan will also discuss what causes the phases of the moon as seen from here on earth. This daytime session will be followed up with a night observing session on July 29 at a dark sky site.

Alan Sheiness is a ten-year resident of Lyme, CT, and Treasurer of The Lyme Land Trust. Among other interests, Alan is life-long astronomy enthusiast and self-taught astrophotographer. He has documented lunar eclipses, solar eclipses, the Venus transit of the Sun, a Mercury transit of the Sun, many of the planets, as well as star clusters and nebulae. As a promoter of dark skies, Alan has established Astronomy as an adjunct activity within the Lyme Land Trust. More about the Lyme Land Trust’s astronomy resources can be found here: Our Dark Skies – Lyme Land Conservation Trust (lymelandtrust.org)


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