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Monday, September 15th 2014
Julian Day: 2,456,915.90
258th day of the year, 107 to go
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Latest Solar Image
Sunrise: 6:26 AM
Sunset: 6:55 PM
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Current Lunar Phase
New Moon: Sep 24th
Full Moon: Oct 8th
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Next Skywatch
6:30 PM Thursday, September 18th
Citizen Hall, Lyndeborough NH
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Next Business Meeting
7:30 PM Friday, October 10th
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
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The New Hampshire Astronomical Society is a wholly volunteer New Hampshire chartered non-profit educational organization dedicated to furthering public awareness of Astronomy. This is accomplished via public observing sessions, demonstrations, astronomical slide shows, discussions, and talks. NHAS provides these services on request and free of charge to any organization, including schools, libraries, clubs, etc.

Regular monthly events include a "Skywatch" open to the public at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH and club meetings at which club business is transacted, followed by a presentation on a specific aspect of astronomy.

NHAS also sponsors regular events open to members and guests including a mid-Winter all-night observing session at our observatory in Hillsborough, NH; the annual Messier Marathon held in the Spring; promotion of International Astronomy Day events held for the public in May; mid-Summer all-night observing sessions at the Society's Hillsborough observatory; and our late-Summer trip to Springfield, Vermont for the annual Stellafane meeting of amateur telescope makers and astronomers.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Astronomy. The club can be a great source of learning for general astronomy, astrophotography, telescope making, and many other topics. Many of our members are very knowledgeable in optics, telescope building, CCD imaging, astrophotography, observing techniques, observatory construction, and cosmology. One need not own a telescope to join; "scoping out" equipment owned by the club and its members is an excellent way to determine what might be the best equipment for you.

Annual dues are currently just $30 and entitle a member to our monthly newsletter, access to the club observatory, and substantial discounts on Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines. The special membership rate for students under 18 is only $15 per year.

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