The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is pleased to offer two spectacular evening programs this weekend.
Saturday, September 26, at 7:30pm
Dr. Woodrow Thompson, co-author of “The Geology of New Hampshire’s White Mountains,” will present “Ice Age in the White Mountains.” During the cold glacial cycles of the Ice Age, New Hampshire’s White Mountains were very different from today. This non-technical talk will describe the legacy of the Ice Age in today’s White Mountain landscape. Participants will see evidence that torrential streams poured out of the melting ice, feeding large glacial lakes that once occupied the valleys. New findings by geologists will be presented, showing how glacial events in northern New Hampshire can be related to climate changes in North America and Europe, along with the methods used to tell how long ago these events occurred. The interactions between geology, human settlement, art, and tourism in the mountains will also be discussed.
Sunday, September 27, at 7:30pm
AMC will host Dr. Douglas Arion, director of the Carthage Institute of Astronomy, who will offer a presentation on astronomy, followed by a viewing of the rare lunar eclipse. As the moon orbits the Earth, it periodically passes through Earth’s shadow – a lunar eclipse. During this eclipse, you can see the moon turn a deep red, illuminated by the light of sunsets all around the Earth. Viewers will see the motion of the moon moving through space. The partial eclipse will begin at about 9PM, and totality will take over around 10:15PM and last about an hour.
These evening programs are free of charge and open to the public. All are invited! Participants are also invited to arrive early and enjoy a delicious four-course meal at the Highland Center; starting at 6pm (cost applies). For more information, please call the AMC’s Highland Center at 603-278-4453.
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast. AMC helps people of all ages & abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., guidebooks & maps, and unique lodges and huts, AMC helps people get outdoors on their own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. We invite the public to support our conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and care of 1,800 miles of trails.