Cruising Along the Milky Way - September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE
Night Sky festival program
This presentation, beginning indoors, will help you to understand the dimensions of our galaxy, how it was formed, and our location in it. You will learn how recognize several prominent constellation and to find spectacular Milk Way objects—star cluster, glowing nebulae, and more–with binoculars or a modest telescope. If the weather is dry and clear the program will have an outdoor component. As darkness falls over the Schoodic Peninsula, the Milky Way arches across the sky from horizon to horizon. Many of autumn’s most prominent constellations are suspended within its pale glow. On Wednesday, September 25, at 7:00 PM, Astronomy volunteer Richard Luecke will take you on an image-enhanced journey along that river of starlight, through Perseus, Cassiopeia, then on to Cygnus, the Swan, then many others. Your journey will end in the constellation Sagittarius which marks the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy. Meet at Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus in Winter Harbor.
7 - 8pm