CMAS February DRA Star Party

Join us this Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 6:30pm, at The Damariscotta River Association’s Land Trust, for a star party to be hosted by longtime CMASian Wayne Barber, and amply promoted on Facebook by fellow CMASians Brian Murphy and Josh Zukerman:

Central Maine Astronomical Society — Public Star Party at DRA https://www.facebook.com/events/173734662995074/

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Star Party at Collins Observatory, Colby College

Friday, January 22, 2016, 6:30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1130817640264023/

This star party at Colby College is an event of the Waterville and Winslow Public Libraries, to introduce their Cornerstones Library Telescopes to the public. On the party’s Facebook page, over 100 people have said they would attend. Sounds as though they are going to be swamped, so CMAS . . . → Read More: Star Party at Collins Observatory, Colby College

Moon Occults Aldebaran

Here is the perfect astronomical event for a cold winter’s night. Contrary to the usual best practice in astronomy, it will be clearly visible through a window, from inside one’s house. The view would be better from outside, but better to see two bright objects well enough through a window, than to allow tonight’s subzero . . . → Read More: Moon Occults Aldebaran

February 6, 2016 — Star Party at DRA

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, join us at 6:30pm for a star party at DRA, with CMAS member Wayne Barber as your host. Wayne’s example illustrates an important way in which members can help CMAS to better serve all its members, across its wide realm. For those who do not yet know Wayne, he is . . . → Read More: February 6, 2016 — Star Party at DRA

Star Parties Through March, 2017

As a prior email to the club showed, the dates and times of star parties have been set through March, 2017. The locations have yet to be determined, but will be reported just as soon as they are known. There may be some changes to venues as the year progresses, but CMAS hopes that at . . . → Read More: Star Parties Through March, 2017

Introducing CMAS’s Facebook Group

By popular request, CMAS now has a Facebook Group. To join, simply search Facebook for “Central Maine Astronomical Society,” or follow this link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/475695055925182/

The Facebook Group will allow CMAS to network with a large cadre of like-minded people, attracting both guests to our star parties and new, permanent members. That’s the power of Facebook’s . . . → Read More: Introducing CMAS’s Facebook Group

Saturday Night’s CMAS Star Party or StarChat

Whatever the weather, join us tonight, Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Brower Observatory, at 6:00pm. If it’s clear, we’ll have a star party. If not, we’ll retire indoors next to the wood stove, to discuss all things astronomical. To start the conversation, Brian Murphy will discuss his 60mm Lundt Hydrogen-Alpha solar telescope with the double-stack . . . → Read More: Saturday Night’s CMAS Star Party or StarChat

Brower Star Party Saturday Night

Finally, the clear, steady, winter nights that are so ideal for star parties! Join us at Brower Observatory this Saturday, January 2, 2016, at 6:00pm. No mosquitos, guaranteed! Besides, the Earth will be at perihelion that night, its closest approach to the Sun of the year, so it should be warm, right? See you at:

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Star Party at Bombahook Observatory

Join us for a star party at Bombahook Observatory this Saturday, December 5th, 2015, at 6:00pm, to see *two* comets PANSTARS (one in Draco, the other in Andromeda), along with the usual slew of unspeakably beautiful objects hiding in plain sight. Your host, Brian Murphy, promises there will be plenty of pizza; so, after work, . . . → Read More: Star Party at Bombahook Observatory

Volunteers Needed: Hosts for DRA, Aides Elsewhere

I have a new job that will always keep me busy in Augusta until at least 6:00pm on Saturday nights. This will be less of a problem during the summer, when the Sun sets at 9:00pm; but, in winter, it requires for someone other than me to be the host at The Damariscotta River Association. . . . → Read More: Volunteers Needed: Hosts for DRA, Aides Elsewhere