Astronomy Events Scheduled at SERC

WINTER HARBOR — Astronomer Scott T. Spence will offer two public astronomy events on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor in October.


On Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., Spence will present a lecture on the night skies of Maine, followed by outdoor stargazing. Participants will learns about the stars and constellations seen this time of year, which planets can be seen and where to find them in the evening sky.

The outdoor portion of the program is weather dependent, so participants should dress for the weather.

On Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m., Spence will lead an interactive presentation on “The Planets to Scale.” Participants will learn the relative sizes of the planets in the solar system and the distances between them. The presentation takes place outdoors, so participants should dress for the weather.

Both programs are free and open to the public and will be held at the Moore Auditorium on the SERC campus in Winter Harbor.

The programs are sponsored by Acadia National Park and the SERC Institute.

For more information, contact Gail La Rosa Thompson at [email protected] or 288-1360.

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