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Website of the Mountains of Stars and Presidential Stargazing PRograms

About Our Programs

Environmental Awareness and Understanding from a Cosmic Perspective

Mountains of Stars is a public science education and outreach program in partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Club, Dartmouth College, Smith College, Stony Brook University and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Programs include lectures and presentations, workshops, planetarium programs, daytime and nighttime telescope observing programs (weather permitting), as well as observing activities with telescopes at Appalachian Mountain Club facilities from New Jersey to Maine.  This program is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Toomey Foundation, and the VWR Foundation.


Presidential Stargazing is hosted by the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Programs include public lectures, planetarium programs, and night sky observing programs (weather permitting).


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