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Acadia Star Party (CANCELLED due to weather)

October 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

View of a star cluster

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to weather. Thank you for your interest. If you registered to attend, you will be issued a refund.

On Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 7pm, join Charlie Sawyer, seasoned astronomer and president of Downeast Amateur Astronomers Club, for an Acadia Star Party at Schoodic Institute!

Join us to view the stars of the Maine autumn sky. We will see the constellations of the fall and the planets – Jupiter with its moons, Saturn and the rings, as well as distant objects through a telescope including a galaxy beyond our own Milky Way.

This event will begin in Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus at 7pm, and doors will open at 6pm to get settled. Tickets cost $25.00/person or $50.00/family of up to four. Please bring your own outdoor chair and dress warm! This event begins indoors and will move outdoors to view the night sky.

A crowd of people gaze up at the night sky, while one person holds a laser pointer toward the sky to direct attention as he teaches about the constellations.About Charlie Sawyer

Charlie Sawyer has 45 years experience with astronomical activities and projects, including his work as owner and operator of the Sawyer Observatory (in Pembroke, Maine – formerly called Downeast Observatory). His Double Star observations have been published in Sky Publishing’s book, “Double Stars for Small Telescopes,” and he was a co-discoverer of four supernova. Sawyer is an astro photographer and founder of the Maine State Star Party, and he works as a Night Sky Boat Tour Astronomer for Linda Greenlaw Charters.


October 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States