A Star Party Tonight For Sure

Despite the uncertain weather, there absolutely will be a star party at DRA tonight, Saturday, August 8, 2015. Your host, Wayne B., lives nearby, and will be there at 8:00pm to see what has become of the skies. After a beautiful afternoon, the night will likely become partially cloudy, but sometimes the clear intervals between . . . → Read More: A Star Party Tonight For Sure

August Star Party at DRA

Like MacArthur to the Philippines, to DRA CMAS shall return! Join us this Saturday, August 8, 2015, at 8:30pm, at the Damariscotta River Association. Remember to bring any long, outdoor rated, heavy-duty, 3-prong extension chords you may own, to the electrical power at the clubhouse may be brought up the hill to the viewing area. . . . → Read More: August Star Party at DRA

Midcoast Viewing Site Needed

A visitor from New York City will be in the St. George / Rockland at the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower on August 10 through 12, 2015. If anyone can recommend a good, dark field in one of those towns, please respond. Perhaps dark fields are not so hard to come by in this . . . → Read More: Midcoast Viewing Site Needed

Flash Mob at Brower for Norm Sperling and Astroscan Prototype

Finally, a cloudy night that is ideal for astronomy!

Join us tonight, Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Brower Observatory to meet Norm Sperling, the co-inventor of the Edmund Astroscan telescope. History buffs know that this easily portable, wide-field telescope is among the most famous ever designed for amateurs. It requires no time to set it . . . → Read More: Flash Mob at Brower for Norm Sperling and Astroscan Prototype

Mechawana Science Camp Star Party

The Central Maine Astronomical Society has an opportunity to host a flash mob star party at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, Maine, at 8:00pm on the first clear night of Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, July 20, 21, or 22, 2015. Once we held a star party, there would be no further parties, even if following nights . . . → Read More: Mechawana Science Camp Star Party

Flash Mob Star Party at Brower

Saturday night, July 11, 2015, CMAS will meet for a flash mob star party at Brower Observatory in North Whitefield. Conditions are expected to be good to very good, depending upon which predictions one believes. Setup at 8:30pm would allow plenty of time to get organized under fading sunlight prior to nightfall. Saturn will be . . . → Read More: Flash Mob Star Party at Brower

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

Whatever the weather, be sure to peek through the clouds tonight! Venus and Jupiter are in conjunction, at only 0.3º apart. “Sky and Telescope” describes this as “about the width of a chopstick at arm’s length.” There is no magic to a conjunction; it’s just a chance alignment, from our point of view, of objects . . . → Read More: Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

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