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Flashmob at Brower Observatory

Friday, March 1, 2019, 6:30pm

341 Jefferson Rd (Rt 126), Whitefield, ME 04353

 

In celebration of skies forecast to be about as good as they get in winter in Maine, CMAS calls a flashmob star party at Brower Observatory tonight (Friday, March 1, 2019), beginning at 6:30pm. If you happen to have a snow shovel and enjoy using it, please consider arriving earlier. As with all CMAS star parties, this is no ordinary event! Tonight with the 16-inch in the big dome, we shall adjust the new, supremely flat secondary mirror, an enhancement anticipated to bring noticeable improvements to an already stupendous scope. In the small dome, the 12-inch LX200 debuts on its new-to-CMAS mount, restoring the GoTo and pointing functions of this handy, versatile telescope. Special thanks to Colin and Brian for all their work on these telescopes over the years, and for giving CMAS the Mauna Kea of Maine!

With Saturday’s skies forecast to be more typically rotten, CMAS is also cancelling prior plans to perhaps have met then. Tonight instead, under clear skies!

UPDATE: Clouds may begin to roll in as early as 8:00 or 9:00pm, so arrive early, even though (per usual) the calendar says the flashmob may end late.

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