A Night with the Stars: A Celebration of Conservation and Community

Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm


Join us in celebrating conservation and community throughout the Squam Watershed! Let’s get the entire Squam watershed to switch off all lights once again.  

Turn off the lights from 9-10pm. Turn up the quiet. It will be a time to remember!

Share your A Night With the Stars stories by using the tag #SquamLakes on Facebook and/or Instagram.

In addition to turning off the lights, head over to the Squam Lakes Association for stargazing with Lucia Brimer who founded Stars and Science Lakes Region, a science education outreach company. Lucia will have her 8” Dobsonian reflecting Telescope at Astronomy Night for visitors to look through. Visitors should be able to see Jupiter, Saturn, and several other night sky objects, like a 2-color binary star (Albireo A & B), globular clusters, planetary nebulae, and even some galaxies, like the Andromeda Galaxy, if the trees and clouds cooperate. Let her introduce you to the wonders of the nighttime sky!

We'll meet behind the SLA at 8:30pm and gaze at the galaxies until 9:30pm.

Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.

Registration: Registration is required so we can let you know if we have to cancel due to weather. Click here to register. Space is limited so please notify us if you are unable to attend so we can open the space up for someone else.

Health Precautions: The program will be outdoors and everyone is asked to maintain proper social distancing between groups. Telescopes have eyepiece cameras so that the objects can be viewed on a laptop computer. This means that participants can see what's in the eyepiece without touching anything. 

About the Presenter:

Stars and Science Lakes Region is a science education outreach company, founded by Lucia Brimer and co-owned by Lucia and Bobby Corley. Stars and Science Lakes Region is a new outreach program in New Hampshire. But Lucia and Bobby have been running these programs for over 12 years in the Austin, Texas area. They have a 13 ft-tall, 20 ft-diameter Mobile Planetarium that visits schools, libraries, preschools, and other locations throughout Central New Hampshire. They also have a number of Hands-on Science Activities for ages preschool through middle school. The activities are not only for Astronomy, but also for Earth Science, Engineering, Physics and Chemistry. Lucia is available with her 2 telescopes for both nighttime stargazing and for daytime solar viewing (with a safe solar filter). 

Lucia Brimer is a native New Englander. She has been visiting her grandparents in their cabin on Squam Lake each summer since she was a child, and has really enjoyed exploring the trails, mountains, and lakes in this area. She has degrees in astronomy and physics from Mount Holyoke College in MA, and a secondary teaching certificate in sciences and math from Texas State University. She has worked with NASA, running programs for high school and university students to do microgravity research aboard NASA’s KC-135 microgravity simulator (the “Vomit Comet”). She developed and ran the stargazing programs for the McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Cedar Creek, TX for several years, and has taught physics and astronomy at high school and community college level, and science and astronomy at elementary schools. Her passion is communicating the wonders and excitement of science in general and of astronomy in particular to lifetime learners of all ages.