Orr’s Island Library Hosting Star Gazing

Orr’s Island Library Hosting Star Gazing

Date: Thu. 24 Aug, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: Land's End

Bob Page and Ron Thompson from the Southern Maine Astronomers will lead attendees through some star gazing and introductory astronomy with the aid of two night vision telescopes belonging to the Orr’s Island Library. Star charts may be picked up ahead of time at the library, or downloaded at http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html. In case of inclement weather, please check the library website http://oilblogcom.com or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OrrsIslandLabrary for information about cancellation.  The program will begin at 8:00pm with an introduction to astronomy, a lesson on star chart reading, and guidance on the use of telescopes. Gazing will commence around 8:30pm as the stars begin to show. Helpful items to bring include a chair or blanket, binoculars, a telescope, a flashlight, bug spray and a thermos with a hot drink or water.  Please no pets.  Children under 10 need adult supervision. Please park in the upper parking lot so that the lower lot can be used for star gazing.

Thursday August 24, 2017, 8:00pm

LAND’S END, 2391 Harpswell Islands Rd, Bailey Island, Maine 04003

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