Night Sky Tour

23Aug2022

Led by John Meader, Northern Stars Planetarium

From 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm

Gather at Mariners Park, Sunshine Road, from 7:30-8:00pm. Program will be begin at 8:15pm. No registration required.

Night Sky Tours are star parties without telescopes. John will lead the group through a tour of the constellations and stars visible that evening. We will also find and discuss any visible planets, the Milky Way, as well as meteors (shooting stars) and satellites. The presentation will include a bit of sky-lore storytelling and ample time for questions and discussion.

After the primary presentation is done John offers to lead the group on a star-hopping binocular exploration for all those who bring their own binoculars along. Participants will learn how to “star hop” as a way of finding those hidden gems among the stars. Participants may see planets, binary stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies, as well as the Milky Way up close and personal! Bring your  flashlights (we will cover white lights with red cellophane) and binoculars!

Co-hosted by Island Heritage Trust and Evergreen Garden Club. 

Mariners Park, Sunshine Road (first right), Deer Isle

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