CMAS Memorial Day Weekend Star Party

CMAS presents the Memorial Day Weekend Star Party at Galaxy Quest Observatory in Lincolnville, at 8:30pm this Saturday, March 23, 2015. Weather reports look promising. See you there for what we hope shall finally be a long string of monthly star parties under clear skies!

Galaxy Quest Star Party Postponed

It’s so cloudy everywhere that we will not be meeting tonight at Galaxy Quest. Be sure to appease the Gods of the Clouds, in the hope that they will allow us to meet next Saturday instead!

May Star Party at Galaxy Quest

Your ever-hopeful crusaders against clouds hereby declare a star party to be held at Galaxy Quest Observatory in Lincolnville this Saturday night, May 16, at 8:30pm. The odds are it will rain all weekend, but we are scheduled just in case! If we can not meet then, we’ll plan to meet instead next weekend, on . . . → Read More: May Star Party at Galaxy Quest

No Star Party This Weekend

Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, 2015

Looking at the Clear Sky Charts and the weather reports, there will be no make-up star party tonight or tomorrow. Just like last weekend, we’re foiled again by clouds, snow, and ice. Hope to see everyone next month!

Brower Star Party Postponed

CMAS is postponing tonight’s star party until next weekend. The somewhat hazy skies of late afternoon are forecast to turn murky by nightfall, with 70% cloud cover growing ever thicker as the night progresses.

Could there truly be a curse on Friday the 13th? We are not yet sure where we’ll meet on Saturday, March . . . → Read More: Brower Star Party Postponed

Lucky Friday the 13th StarSki

Join us for a star party at Brower Observatory on Friday, March 13, 2015, at Brower Observatory in North Whitefield, beginning at 8:00pm. Earlier setup welcome.

Please be aware of the special conditions for this star party. The snow at Brower is so deep that the plow has been unable to clear it. We are . . . → Read More: Lucky Friday the 13th StarSki

Confirming Tonight’s Star Party at Galaxy Quest

This message confirms that there will indeed be a star party tonight, Friday, February 13th, starting at 6:00pm, at Galaxy Quest Observatory in Lincolnville. At least a few members are committed to being there. Everyone is welcome to attend, but please be aware of tonight’s special conditions.

Frigid weather brings excellent transparency, allowing fine views . . . → Read More: Confirming Tonight’s Star Party at Galaxy Quest

CMAS Comet Viewing at DRA Tonight

It’s decided: We *WILL* be meeting tonight, Saturday, January 17, 2015, for a quick-but-crazy comet-and-Mercury viewing at DRA. The plan is:

5:30pm — View Venus and Mercury before they set. Mercury is at half phase. Most people have never seen this, because Mercury is usually too near the Sun to be visible.

After that, we’ll . . . → Read More: CMAS Comet Viewing at DRA Tonight

January 2015 Star Party at DRA — Docents Needed

Join CMAS at The Damariscotta River Association Land Trust on January 16, 17, or 18, 2015 (weather deciding), as we welcome DRA’s members as honored guests to our January star party. DRA has long been a gracious host, allowing us to use their grounds after hours. Access to the farm house has been especially important, . . . → Read More: January 2015 Star Party at DRA — Docents Needed


Every January, CMAS collects the lowest dues of any club in the New England region: $20. Collecting everyone’s dues at the same time of year simplifies the treasurer’s duties. If you just joined and paid dues recently, no worries; you’re fine until next year. Dues cover CMAS’s expenses, such as our membership in The Damariscotta . . . → Read More: Dues