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September 2019

Star Dome: “Our Family in the Sky”

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Free

Northern Stars Planetarium brings the stars inside. The big dome will be set up inside the Jesup Memorial Library. The planets are personified as Mr. Sun guides the children through a tour of the Solar System. Includes planets, comets, asteroids, the Moon, and a constellation. Suitable for children K-2 grade. Adults welcome Limited to 55 participants. Important Note: Once the show begins, it is not possible to admit anyone else to the dome. John Meader began his planetarium career as a…

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Star Dome: “A World of Sky Stories”

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Northern Stars Planetarium brings the stars inside. The big dome will be set up inside the Jesup Memorial Library. A World of Sky Stories Legends of the sky from around the world will be told live under the stars. Hear stories from Australian Aborigines, Inuit (Eskimo), African Tribes, the Orient, the rainforests of South America and more. Suitable for children 3rd-6th grade. Adults welcome. Important Note: Once the show begins, it is not possible to admit anyone else to the dome.…

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Planetarium Show: “Faster than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight” Narrated by Sean Bean

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $6

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future based…

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“Caught in the Cosmic Web” with Dr. Margaret Gellar

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Join Margaret Geller for a journey through the universe. Throughout her career, she has been caught in the cosmic web, the largest pattern we know in nature. She will describe her role in discovering these patterns in the nearby universe and her ongoing work to map the way they evolve over the history of the universe. Margaret J. Geller is a pioneer in mapping the nearby universe. Her maps provided a new view of the enormous patterns in the distribution of galaxies…

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“Near-Earth Asteroids” with Dr. Lance Benner

September 29 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Join Dr. Lance Benner, an astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to explore radar imaging of near-Earth asteroids using the Goldstone System Radar and the Arecibo Observatory. Dr. Benner is an astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has an A.B. A. B. in Physics, Cornell University and a Ph. D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University. He has worked at JPL since 1998.

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Night Sky Mosaics Art Class

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Artwaves MDI, 1345a State Highway 102
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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$35

Come create glass mosaic art inspired by the night sky! All skill levels are invited to put your own contemporary twist on this easy-to-learn medium. Think of coloring with stained glass! More experienced artists may pick up some inspirations and ideas. Students are guided through the complete process of working in the direct method of mosaic using glue to adhere the stained glass, ceramic or shells to a glass or wooden surface approximately 5"x7". We will go over basic design…

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Planetarium Show: “Solar Superstorms” Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $6

A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. Travel into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system:…

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“Our Place in Space” with Bob Reichman

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Earth's return address in the Universe wouldn't easily fit on an envelope. You'll leave this stellar conversation with a better appreciation for where we fit among the stars. Confirm your understanding about some of the big concepts of time, size and scale, phases, eclipse and tides, rotation vs revolution, astronomical units, light years and more!  

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“Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

September 29 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., 1 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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$45

As the sun sets we will travel out among the islands of the bay and along the shores of what the Wabanaki Indians called “Pesamkuk” (MDI). From using constellations in navigation and storytelling to the supernatural healing powers of the elusive Star People, the Wabanaki have worked with the stars for over 12,000 years. John Bear Mitchell, University of Maine professor of Wabanaki and Multicultural studies, will share Maine native stories about the relationship to and beliefs about the night…

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Bioluminescent & Star Gazing Paddle

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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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