Flash Star Party Tonight — Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Clear Sky Clock shows tonight to be about as good a night for astronomy as we get in these parts, so CMAS loyalist Brian Murphy is opening Bombahook Observatory in Hallowell to the starlight-starved masses! There will be a pizza party before the star party. Please respond to the Doodle poll, so we’ll know . . . → Read More: Flash Star Party Tonight — Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August DRA Star Party Cancelled

There will be no star party tonight (Saturday, August 16, 2014). Looking out the window and checking the radar, the clouds are rolling in as predicted.

The Doodle poll says no one would attend tomorrow night (Sunday, August 17, 2014), so there will be no star party then, even if the weather clears. The conflicting . . . → Read More: August DRA Star Party Cancelled

No Star Party Friday

You know your cheerleading President: Ever hopeful of clear nights; always consulting the various on-line and human oracles; ever wary against canceling a star party in expectation of clouds, on a night that then proves to be clear. Tough call tonight, with conflicting weather forecasts regarding a mass of clouds that may avoid or obscure . . . → Read More: No Star Party Friday

CMAS Star Party Tonight — Saturday, July 26, 2014

Star party tonight at Brower Observatory in North Whitefield! Sun sets late, so we’ll start around 9:00pm; earlier setup welcome. The most trusted weather reports converge around a mostly cloudless night after a likely cloudy afternoon and evening. It’s the night of the new moon, so we’re hoping, and we’ll be there.

Star Party at Brower Observatory — Saturday, July 26, 2014

This month’s star party will be at Brower Observatory on Saturday, July 26, 2014, the night of the new moon. Anticipating the perfect Saturday evening, Colin has the newly-refigured, freshly-coated mirror installed in the 16″ in the dome, so stunning views await us. Tests have shown faint structures to be more clearly visible than before. . . . → Read More: Star Party at Brower Observatory — Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mechuwana Science Camp Tonight — Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A reminder about tonight’s cloud party at the science camp at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop: So far, two of us have arranged to teach astronomy to school children. Conditions are expected to be impossible for a star party, at least cloudy and maybe rainy, so we’ll be teaching inside instead. This is a sharp group . . . → Read More: Mechuwana Science Camp Tonight — Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brower Star Party, Date Changed

Sorry for the surprise, but it is necessary to change the star party originally planned for this weekend (Saturday, July 19, 2014) to next weekend (Saturday, July 26). The party was originally planned to be one week before the new moon, to avoid conflict with next week’s Stellafane convention in Vermont. With none of us . . . → Read More: Brower Star Party, Date Changed

Mechawana Star Party — Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Volunteers are needed for a star party at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, Maine, on the weeknight of Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Mechuwana runs a science camp every summer, for campers of primary and middle school age. This party is guaranteed to occur. If the weather is clear, we’ll bring our telescopes and show them the . . . → Read More: Mechawana Star Party — Wednesday, July 23, 2014

UN-CANCELLED: Today’s Events

We *will* have a star party today! Sorry for the cancellations incorrectly sent earlier. Only the solar viewing is cancelled.

 

TODAY’S EVENTS, UN-CANCELLED

Saturday, June 28, 2014 (posted at 12:30pm)

Here is what is actually happening today:

2:00pm, Professor Bering’s lecture on planetary imaging at the Old Professor’s Bookshop in Belfast.

9:00pm, Star Party . . . → Read More: UN-CANCELLED: Today’s Events

Galaxy Quest Star Party

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9:00pm (Earlier Setup Welcome)

Time to return to the glorious, coastal hillside with dark skies, clear sight-lines to the horizon’s distant mountains, and the occasional roaming sheep. Yeah, we know: It’s too far to drive, I don’t live nearby, I’ll catch the next party. Bah! Every intrepid traveler who has visited . . . → Read More: Galaxy Quest Star Party