Astronomy and Our Dark Skies

Do you have an interest in learning more about the stars, planets, and beyond? At Lyme Land Trust we believe the dark sky up there is as much a gift to us as are the forests, the trails within those forests, the rivers and waterways, and everything else that makes Lyme special. To that end, we have decided to offer astronomy information and events as part of our overall mission. 

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An introduction

The astronomy program is spearheaded by Alan Sheiness and Scott Mallory. Watch the webinar It’s All About Astronomy – An Introduction to Astronomy and the Start of a Lyme Land Trust Program (above) to learn more about the program and to meet Alan and Scott. 

Alan Sheiness is a ten-year resident of Lyme, CT, and Treasurer of The Lyme Land Trust. Alan is a promoter of dark skies and amateur astrophotographer. Contact: alan.sheiness@icloud.com

Scott Mallory is a three-year resident of Lyme, CT. Scott has a passion for astronomy, and that passion became an earnest hobby under the dark skies of Lyme. Contact: scott.mallory@gmail.com.

 
Protect Our Dark Skies

How often have you stopped to notice how wonderfully bright and alive the stars are in our peaceful town of Lyme? That dark sky up there is a part of our world. It is as much a gift to us as are the forests, the trails within those forests, the rivers and waterways, and everything else that makes Lyme special. As part of the Sustainable CT effort (sustainablect.org) we seek to inform the public about light pollution and how to arrest its insidious spread across our region. Read more

Astronomy Group News

Videos

Watch this video of a total eclipse by Alan Sheiness

Astronomy Group Parking