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Night Sky Talk and Telescope Viewing Tomorrow

Nineteenth-Century Nights
Night Sky Talk and Telescope Viewing with Barry Peckham

Friday, October 20           7 pm
$10 LCHS Members       $15 non-members
Space is limited.
Pre-registration suggested to avoid disappointment. Please call 401-635-4035.

Little Compton Historical Society
548 West Main Road
Little Compton, RI

Astronomer and telescope maker Barry Peckham will lead a discussion and telescope viewing exploring the scientific, religious, and cultural significance of Little Compton’s nineteenth-century night sky. Mr. Peckham will highlight its differences from the sky we view today and explain the implications of a truly dark sky, nineteenth-century residents’ need for pre-dawn chores, historic fears of the dark, and past misconceptions concerning comets, meteors and even eclipses. Please dress for the weather and check our website ( for any weather postponements. Call 401-635-4035 to register.

Photo: Barry Peckham and his LITEBOX telescope.