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September 2019

“Celebration of the Sun” with Astronomy Volunteers

September 27, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bar Harbor Village Green, Village Green
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Free

Join amateur astronomers and Acadia National Park rangers for safe solar viewing through a variety of specially-equipped telescopes. Weather dependent.  Check our Facebook page for information on cancellations due to weather.

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“Meet the Telescopes” with the Astronomy Volunteers

September 27, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bar Harbor Village Green, Village Green
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Learn about different types of telescopes and the advantages of each design.  Acadia Astronomy Volunteers will be available to introduce you to the scopes. Weather dependent.  Check our Facebook page for information on cancellations due to weather.

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“Howling at the Moon” with Jan Hoey

September 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
YWCA Mount Desert Island, 36 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Howling at the Moon: Our Moon in Science, Culture, and Myth Earth’s moon has exerted a major influence for the past 4 billion years—from oceans to the origins of life, from climate to calendars, from love to lunacy.

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Starry Night Paint and Sip

September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Artwaves MDI, 1345a State Highway 102
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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$45

Come and create your own Starry Night. Step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process as you create your own version of van Gogh's masterpiece. All supplies and canvases provided. All ages welcome. Sign up on ArtWaves website. ArtWaves Members: use code AW10 at checkout for your member discount.

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“One Small Step” with Bob Reichman

September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seal Cove Auto Museum, 1414 Tremont Rd
Seal Cove, ME 04674 United States
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In addition to sharing photos from the vast library of Apollo images that chronicle NASA's greatest saga, we'll role-play Earth and Moon motions to get a better understanding of orbits, phases, tides, eclipses, the gravitational dance with our Solar System neighbors, and more. Alert for Friday night's talk and Star Party as part of the Acadia Night Sky Festival: Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is limited so please carpool as much as possible. Please DO NOT PARK ALONG…

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October 2021

“The Sleep Revolution”: Biology of Light virtual lecture with Dr. Allan Pack

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual
Free

There is growing recognition of the importance of high-quality, adequate sleep for health. The timing of sleep is controlled by the circadian system which receives as its major input information about light. Light is an alerting signal and the ability to overcome the natural light/dark cycle contributes to inadequate sleep. This talk will review the basic biology of the sleep/circadian system, discuss the functions of sleep. The different types of sleep loss will be discussed as will their consequences. Common…

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“Finding Your Way in the Night Sky” with Bob Reichman

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Are the Big Dipper and Orion’s Belt all you know in the night sky? How about all those other stars up there? Come learn how to find your way around the stars, to identify more than 20 constellations, asterisms and bright “anchor” stars. Share how-to's on using a star-wheel or smartphone apps to navigate and appreciate the heavens from your own backyard. No telescope needed! Presented by Acadia Master Astronomer Bob Reichman   In-person attendance will be limited to allow…

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“In the Footsteps of Galileo” with Bob Reichman

October 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Come watch Jupiter over many nights just as Galileo did in the early 1600’s. Following our virtual observation exercise of the Galilean moons, will you reach the same world-rocking conclusions that the great astronomer did? Jupiter and Saturn with his icy rings are out there tonight and every clear night for the coming months. Get thee to a telescope to see the two gas giants for yourself! We'll review "where" and "how." Presented by Acadia Master Astronomer Bob Reichman  …

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Kids Stained Glass Mosaic at ArtWaves

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artwaves MDI, 1345a State Highway 102
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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$30

Kids Stained Glass Mosaic - Morning Star or Moon Mirror Using our tempting piles of glass, a mirror on a wood panel and our step-by-step instructions you get to cut, fit and grout stained glass. So many ways to design your piece! Bring a snack and perhaps something you want to include in your mosaic, a special small stone or shell. All materials included. Ages 9 up $30 ArtWaves members receive a $10 discount Register at artwavesmdi.org/Class-Calendars

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Bioluminescent & Star Gazing Paddle

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea Street
Castine, ME 04421 United States
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$85

Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor's Bioluminescent Bay under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle! Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium" we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky…

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Celestial Cinema: Family Movie Night Under the Stars

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Agamont Park, Agamont Park
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Free

Bring your family and spread a blanket under the stars for a viewing of a family-friendly film. Weather Dependent. Check our Facebook page for information on cancellations due to weather. The movie will start at dusk. Presented by the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

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MonoPrinting the Stars at ArtWaves

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Artwaves MDI, 1345a State Highway 102
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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$35

Create gorgeous one of a kind prints with our brilliant inks! Gelatin printing is an easy medium to learn, we give step-by-step instructions to roll out and pull your print. Make a fabric banner, cards and a matted piece for framing. ArtWaves supplies it all in our studio. This is a great family workshop, brown bag dinner welcome. $35 each, ArtWaves members receive a $10 discount. Register at artwavesmdi.org/Class-Calendars

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Stars Over Sand Beach

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sand Beach in Acadia National Park, Sand Beach
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Free

Join park rangers at Sand Beach to view and learn about Acadia's amazing night sky! Please dress warmly, bring something to lie on, and minimize flashlight use to preserve night vision. The program will occur whether it’s cloudy or clear. Use of stairs is required to access the beach viewing site. Social distancing requested during the program. No Pets.   Photo credit Will Greene

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