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Star Party with John Meader

July 15, 2020, 11:15 PM


Join us for a tour of the night sky in a properly socially distanced star party at Quarry Rd, near the yurt, after the MIFF film Latcho Drom. John Meader, of Northern Stars Planetarium, will lead a tour of the constellations visible, sharing his knowledge of stars, visible planets, and the Milky Way which will be arching directly overhead. John will also share a bit of sky lore about the constellations. John's laser pointer clearly points directly to the stars he's talking about.

Bring a blanket if you want to lie on the ground, and bug-spray might also be a wise addition. We also ask you to only bring flashlights with red filters so your eyes can become fully dark-adapted. If you bring your own binoculars, John will follow up the evening's sky tour to lead a binocular star-hop for a closer look. Due to COVID-19, we cannot share a telescope or binoculars, so everyone who wants to learn to star hop, must bring their own binoculars. This will happen after the night sky tour.

Rain or Clouds Date: July 16


July 15, 2020
11:15 PM


Maine Film Center
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Quarry Road Recreation Area
300 Quarry Road
Waterville, ME 04901
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