Merryspring Star Party Tonight!

See you tonight, Saturday, November 14, 2015, for a star party (finally!) under clear skies at Merryspring in Camden! By way of full disclosure, some sources forecast difficult, high winds, so we’ll either hope it stays calm, or we’ll find a sheltered corner of Merryspring to do the best we can. Perfect nights are rare . . . → Read More: Merryspring Star Party Tonight!

Merryspring Star Party, Finally!

The weather *still* looks promising for tomorrow night’s star party!


From the RSVPs received so far, it looks as though we will have a suitable crowd of astronomers, if one slightly smaller than last week’s. A few of us had other commitments this weekend, but this will still bring enough eyepieces . . . → Read More: Merryspring Star Party, Finally!

Merryspring and Dinner Postponed

Tonight’s star party at Merryspring in Camden and dinner at The Smokestack Grill are postponed until next week. See you Saturday, November 14, at all the same times: 5:00pm dinner, 6:00pm setup, 7:00pm star party.

Please confirm whether you will be able to attend next week. Merryspring has thirty members committed to attending this star . . . → Read More: Merryspring and Dinner Postponed

Saturday’s Merryspring Star Party

How time flies! This Saturday, November 7, 2015, is our star party at Merryspring in Camden. Viewing begins at 7:00pm. Earlier setup welcome. Merryspring actively courts its members to its many events throughout the year, so we anticipate a solid turnout of naturalists and outdoorsmen. A solid showing of astronomers is thus necessary to the . . . → Read More: Saturday’s Merryspring Star Party

Merryspring Star Party Postponed

Tonight’s star party at Merryspring in Camden has been postponed until next month. Saturday morning’s blue skies and fluffy clouds are expected to yield to conditions that would keep the public at home, if not the astronomers. See you at 7:00pm on whichever date we next meet:

Saturday, November 7 — Merryspring Star Party

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Planets at Dawn

The planets have been giving quite a show these past few weeks. If you happen to awaken just before dawn, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are all in a line. This is an excellent opportunity to see Venus at half phase, and growing more gibbous as we approach Thanksgiving. Mercury is still visible, but is slowly . . . → Read More: Planets at Dawn

Merryspring Star Party Final Planning

The current complex weather is complicating confirming the events at Merryspring scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, October 17, 2015. We anticipate a cloudy afternoon, followed by clear skies along the Midcoast. If the weather clears too late, the 7:00pm star party will be cancelled. If the star party is cancelled, we will similarly cancel the 5:00pm . . . → Read More: Merryspring Star Party Final Planning

Merryspring Star Party on October 17, 2015

CMAS and Merryspring officially announce the public star party to be held at Merryspring on Saturday, October 17th, 2015. There should be quite a turnout, as CMAS expects to be joined by astronomers from The Downeast Amateur Astronomers and Penobscot Valley Star Gazers. Merryspring will be advertising this event to its members, so a large . . . → Read More: Merryspring Star Party on October 17, 2015

Full Eclipse of the Blood Moon Sunday Night!

Join us Sunday night, September 27, 2015, at Brower Observatory to see the best full eclipse of the Moon you’ll see for twenty years. That’s how long the cycle lasts for the moon to be its largest and brightest at the fullest eclipse. You’re skeptical? Weren’t fooled by rumors of giant apparitions of Mars? No; . . . → Read More: Full Eclipse of the Blood Moon Sunday Night!

Flashmob tonight!

The perfect day shall soon segue to the perfect night, a cloud-free extravaganza of clear, dry air for eyeballs gazing toward the stars. See you tonight, Saturday, September 5, 2015, from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, at Brower Observatory in North Whitefield.

Because of next week’s Acadia Starlight Festival, this will likely be our only meeting as . . . → Read More: Flashmob tonight!