Mark the dates of Friday August 26/ Saturday August 27 on your calendar for the MAINE STATE STAR PARTY 2016. I hope you all can attend this year.
Some things to mention:
To the right you will see our MSSP program for 2016 with the events and info.
If anyone has any questions you can e-mail me or call me at 207-214-1846. I have already put my order in for perfect weather for that weekend; let us make the attendance equally great! One final note. The main thing that would possibly cancel this is obviously bad weather such as a hurricane or severe rain. I always watch the weather real close before the event so I could certainly send out any announcements days before the event to let anyone know who has to travel a great distance. However, we know the weather is going to be great!
THE MAINE STATE STAR PARTY 2016
Friday August 26 (can arrive anytime after 1 p.m.) Set up camping gear, telescope
Friday evening observing if clear
Saturday August 29 Solar observing throughout the day (weather permitting) several solar telescopes will be set up for viewing
1:00 p.m Astronomy Jeopardy (winner will get prize donated by Downeast Amateur Astronomers)
3:00 p.m. (Guest Speaker)
Shawn Laatsch, Director Emera Astronomy CenterUniversity of Maine will talk on the new Emera Astronomy Center and the relationship of observing/observatories to planetariums. He will also highlight some of his work with the Mauna Kea observatories in Hawaii and plans for Emera Astronomy Center to continue this work.
6:00 p.m. (Evening Talks)
Comets: Our evening presentation will be on comets presented by Charlie Sawyer. What they are, how to observe them and famous comets from the past.
Saturday evening observing! (Weather permitting)
For more info, contact Charlie Sawyer at 207-214-1846 or e-mail at email@example.com
Water fountain near by as well as Park toilets. Showers also available in park. Each individual/party bring your own food. There is a small grocery store about 4 miles west on Rt. 1
Bring your scope
And bring your tent
We all know
It’s time well spent
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