Astronomy Department receives Neighborly Award for providing star gazing in North Adams

On Nov 20th, Dr. Kevin Flaherty and Anneliese Silveyra ’21 were recognized by the North Berkshire Community Coalition with a Neighborly Award at a ceremony in North Adams. The Neighborlies are awards given annually to individuals and organizations across North Adams and Williamstown that have made a positive impact on the community. Dr. Flaherty and Ms. Silveyra ’21 received the award in recognition of the star and planet viewing that they provided during a summer outdoor movie showing at UNO Park in North Adams. For more information about the awards, and to see pictures from the ceremony, see the article in as well as the North Berkshire Community Coalition Facebook page.