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Discover the winter sky over Schoodic

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This image-enhanced presentation will introduce the mythic figures whose starry constellations dominate the winter sky: Pegasus the Flying Horse, Taurus the Bull, the Gemini, Orion the Hunter, Queen Cassiopeia and her daughter Andromeda, and more. Astronomer Richard Luecke will recount their stories and share tips for identifying them on dark winter nights.  He will also explain what science tells us about objects and distances in our solar system, in the Milky Way Galaxy, and in the immense universe beyond.

Weather permitting, participants will be invited outside for a laser tour of the night sky and views of the Milky Way, Mars, star clusters, the Orion Nebula, and—2.5 million light years away—the Andromeda Galaxy.

Dress warmer than would seem necessary; bring binoculars.

COVID-10 Precautions:  To keep guests and staff safe, and to facilitate social distancing, participation is limited and masks are required.

This event is free but registration is required as part of the Acadia Winter Festival.

Details

Date:
February 5
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Phone:
207-288-1310