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September 2019

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

September 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
YWCA Mount Desert Island, 36 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Free

If the Big Dipper and Orion's belt are the only things you can find in the night sky, come take this tour that will help you identify over 20 stars, constellations, and brighter asterisms. All families will receive a planisphere (star wheel) project to complete at home that will help to identify stars and constellations year-round from your own backyard.

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“Read the Night Sky” with Linda Penkalski

September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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$15 – $25

Do you want to learn how to “read the night sky”? Join us at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor for a night of sky exploration! Retired science teacher, former park ranger, and night sky enthusiast, Linda Penkalski will teach you how to read a sky chart and about the many resources available to continue your sky observations. After the classroom session, we will go outside to view the late summer skies in Eastern Maine. Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter are visible…

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September 2021

Toddlers Create at Artwaves

September 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Artwaves MDI, 1345a State Highway 102
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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$20

Toddlers Create! 10:00-11:00am Here’s a great way for children to be part of it all (since they are prone to sleeping when it’s dark). We offer young families a chance in our studio to paper mosaic a star, paint your own banner, and explore rich darks and brilliant lights through age-appropriate media! BYO snack for a bit of social time afterward. $20 family (members discount $10.) Register at artwavesmdi.org/Class-Calendars

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“Stars over Acadia” with Richard Luecke

September 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Free

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. 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. Presented by Acadia Master Astronomer Richard Luecke   In-person attendance will be limited…

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“Our Place in Space” with Bob Reichman

September 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage 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 size and scale, phases, eclipse and tides, rotation vs revolution, astronomical units, light years and more! Presented by Acadia Master Astronomer Bob Reichman   In-person attendance will be limited to allow for social distancing. The presentation will also be streamed live at…

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“Killer Asteroid Impacts—Should We Worry?” with Richard Luecke

September 30, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Asteroids are stone or metal leftovers from the early formation of the solar system. Over the 4+ billion-year history of our planet, many have slammed into the earth at speeds exceeding 30,000 miles per hour. Their explosive impacts have shaped Earth's history. The asteroid that struck southeastern Mexico 66 million years ago is believed to have caused the extinction of 75% of all living species. Many smaller strikes have been recorded in modern times. Amateur astronomer Richard Luecke will summarize…

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Night Sky Mosaics Art Class at ArtWaves

September 30, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Artwaves MDI, 1345a State Highway 102
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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$35

Come create in the ancient art of mosaics using stained glass inspired by the night sky! All skill levels are invited to put your own contemporary twist on this easy-to-learn unique medium. Learn to cut, fit, and grout a framed piece for your wall, table or window! $35 each, ArtWaves members receive a $10 discount Register at artwavesmdi.org/Class-Calendars

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Bioluminescent & Star Gazing Paddle

September 30, 2021 @ 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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“Starry Night” Transcription at ArtWaves

September 30, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artwaves MDI, 1345a State Highway 102
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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$35

Explore this iconic painting by replicating it. Here’s your chance to work in oil paint on canvas in our Fine Arts Studio. All materials included from aprons to Zinc white. $35, ArtWaves members receive a $10 discount Register at artwavesmdi.org/Class-Calendars

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Under the Night Sky with Acadia Artist-in-Residence

September 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual
Free

This will be a virtual event streaming live on the Acadia National Park Facebook page. To join the event, click here.   Under the Night Sky presented by Imma Barrera, Acadia National Park Artist-in-Residence The Under The Night Sky presentation will highlight Imma’s current project to raise awareness about the importance of nature conservation efforts, in particular, protecting the night sky from light pollution. Preserving the night environment helps support human health and heritage and preserve wildlife habitats. Night photography…

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Stars Over Sand Beach

September 30, 2021 @ 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   Check our Facebook page for information on cancellations due to weather.

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