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“Stars over Acadia” with Richard Luecke
September 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
As darkness falls, the Milky Way—our island home in the cosmos—arches across the sky from horizon to horizon. Astronomy volunteer Richard Luecke will take you on an image-enhanced journey along that river of starlight and the constellations that occupy it: through Perseus, Andromeda, and Cassiopeia in the northeast, and on to Cygnus, the Swan hovering overhead. From there we’ll glide down through Aquila, Zeus’s pet eagle to Sagittarius, which marks the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy. Saturn and Jupiter hover brightly nearby. Along the journey, you’ll see images of star clusters, nebulae, and other amazing objects that can be seen with binoculars, amateur telescopes–and some with the unaided eye.
Every participant will receive a handy star chart of this month night sky.