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DRA Star Party Cancelled

The star party originally scheduled for DRA, the Damariscotta River Association, this coming Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 8:00pm, is hereby cancelled. In the three days since asking whether anyone would attend it, many members have responded saying they would be away chasing the eclipse, and none have said they wished to attend.

CMAS During the Eclipse

With most of CMAS’s active observers away during the eclipse, we have not arranged for our club to host an event of its own. A possible exception could be CMASian telescopes congregating at the boardwalk in Hallowell, Maine. If the weather is so cloudy in South Carolina that Brian Murphy stays home, he will be there with at least one other member. If Brian travels to South Carolina, this party is off, unless another volunteer offers to host it.

Club liaison Dwight Lanpher sent email messages to all official members, listing various eclipse viewings throughout Maine. Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, and the libraries in Winslow or Boothbay, are still seeking astronomers to interpret the eclipse and bring solar telescopes for a live eclipse viewing. Southern Maine astronomers will be at L.L. Bean in Freeport, and would doubtless be glad for all the help CMAS may be able to provide.

Confirming Galaxy Quest Star Party

We’re on for tonight! The trend in the weather forecasts is toward the clouds being pushed away from Galaxy Quest by the time it shall be dark enough to observe. While the weather can never be perfectly predicted, CMAS offers absolute assurances of a fine evening with the best company on a stunningly beautiful farm, and an iron-clad guarantee that it won’t be half as much fun unless you are there! See you soon!¬†We’re on for tonight! The trend in the weather forecasts is toward the clouds being pushed away from Galaxy Quest by the time it shall be dark enough to observe. While the weather can never be perfectly predicted, CMAS offers absolute assurances of a fine evening with the best company on a stunningly beautiful farm, and an iron-clad guarantee that it won’t be half as much fun unless you are there! See you soon!

Star Party at Galaxy Quest Observatory
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 8:45pm (earlier setup welcome)
84 Vancycle Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849