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September 2018

“Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., 1 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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$30 – $40

Join us September 5, 6, 7, and 8 on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. 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…

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Bioluminescent & Star Gazing Paddle

September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea Street
Castine, ME 04421 United States
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$65

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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“The Physics of Spaceflight – or, You Too Can Become a Rocket Scientist in Less than an Hour” with astronaut Rick Hauck

September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Captain Rick Hauck is a retired Navy combat pilot, astronaut, and commercial space business executive. He flew over 100 combat missions in Viet Nam, and co-piloted one space shuttle flight and commanded two others, the latest of which was the first flight after the Challenger tragedy. Among his awards are two Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the NASA DSM, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Fédération Aéronautique International Yuri Gagarin Gold Medal. He was honored with a Doctor of…

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“Near Earth Asteroids – Observing them and NASA’s plan for making planet Earth safe!” with Shawn Laatsch

September 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northeast Harbor Library, 1 Joy Road
Northeast Harbor, ME 04662 United States
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Asteroids were first discovered in 1801 and since that time there are several which have passed close to our planet and are considered to be "Near Earth Objects" or NEO's. After humans witnessed Shoemaker - Levy 9 impacting Jupiter, NASA and other world space agencies began an extensive mapping campaign in an effort to protect our planet from future impacts. Join us to explore how these objects are detected and tracked from both ground-based and space-based observatories. Shawn Laatsch Mr.…

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Bioluminescent & Star Gazing Paddle

September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea Street
Castine, ME 04421 United States
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$65

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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“Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., 1 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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$30 – $40

Change in event schedule! Due to forecasted weather conditions, the “Under the Stars” Boat Cruise scheduled for Sept. 6 at 7:00 pm has been cancelled.  Join us September 5, 6, 7, and 8 on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. 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…

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“Read the Night Sky” with Linda Penkalski

September 6, 2018 @ 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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“Pluto Strikes Back” with Scott J. Kenyon

September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Dr. Scott J. Kenyon will show images from the New Horizons flyby of the Pluto-Charon binary planet and will discuss how these results help us understand how all planets form. Scott J. Kenyon uses observations and numerical simulations to study the formation of stars and planetary systems. He was among the first to show that young stars with ages of only 1 million years accrete material from surrounding disks of gas and dust. These disks typically contain enough material for…

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Stars Over Sand Beach

September 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sand Beach in Acadia National Park, Sand Beach
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Gaze at Acadia’s amazing night sky as an Acadia National Park ranger takes you on a tour of the stars, complete with stories and science. No Pets.  Weather Dependent. Check our Facebook page for information on cancellations due to weather.

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“The Antikythera Mechanism” with Jon Thomas

September 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Northeast Harbor Library, 1 Joy Road
Northeast Harbor, ME 04662 United States
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In 1901 an ancient scientific instrument was discovered off the coast of Antikythera, a Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. Only recently has the mechanism been studied in detail to reveal its incredible workings. More than 2000 years old, the geared mechanism could show and predict the motion of the Sun and Moon among the stars, including lunar phases and eclipses. Discover the extraordinary knowledge of the universe possessed by ancient Greek astronomers and how they incorporated that knowledge…

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“Your Inner Clock” with Dr. Joe Bass

September 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Biology of Light Lecture sponsored by Jackson Laboratory  Dr. Bass will talk about the primary research focus of his lab, which is to understand the molecular mechanisms through which the circadian clock regulates metabolism in cells and organisms. Dr. Joseph Bass, MD PhD is a Charles F. Kettering Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine of Feinberg School of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine at Northwestern University. He is a graduate…

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“Celebration of the Sun” with Astronomy Volunteers

September 7, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bar Harbor Village Green, Village Green
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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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 7, 2018 @ 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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“Darkness in Distress” with J. Kelly Beatty

September 7, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
YWCA Mount Desert Island, 36 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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We denizens of Earth stand at a crossroads. For decades we've allowed the sprawl of civilization to steal ever more stars from our nighttime skies. But this loss does not have to be permanent. Light pollution can be reversed, easily, by common-sense approaches that not only restore the night sky's beauty but also provide safe, energy-smart lighting solutions for our 24/7 society. J. Kelly Beatty is a Senior Editor for Sky & Telescope magazine

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“The Real Dancing With the Stars: What’s Up Tonight?” with Jan Hoey

September 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
YWCA Mount Desert Island, 36 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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As a preview to tonight’s Seawall Star Party, join Acadia Astronomy Volunteer Jan Hoey for an illustrated orientation to the upcoming celestial show. Bone up on your fall constellations, and learn how to get the most out of your star party experience.

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“Our Place in Space”with Bob Reichman

September 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
American Legion Hall Southwest Harbor, 22 Village Green Way
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 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!   This event will take place at the American Legion Hall behind the Southwest Harbor Public Library.  

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Keynote Event: “Perpetual Motion: Galileo and His Revolutions” by Galileo’s Daughters

September 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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By donation. Give what you can.

“Perpetual Motion: Galileo and His Revolutions” This multimedia concert describes the remarkable moment in history of science, human thought, and music, with narration by acclaimed science writer Dava Sobel. Galileo’s Daughters was founded by soprano Sarah Pillow in 2001 to present a different kind of early music recital that combines music, spoken word, and the visual arts to create thought-provoking and intriguing programs. Praised for her “gorgeous” singing (Sunday London Times), Sarah and Mary Anne Ballard, viola da gamba, along…

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“Capture the Night” Photography Workshop with Brent Ander Photography

September 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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$75

Don't put your camera away just because the sun has set. With today's digital cameras, taking photographs at night is easier than ever and a lot of fun. Come join our Capturing the Night Workshop where we examine Astro-Landscape Photography, Night Photography, and Light Painting. This workshop is for the amateur to the professional photographer. For workshop details and requirements, please visit the Workshop page at http://anderphotography.com Limited to 15 participants $75 per person

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“Sewn Paper Ledger Booklet Decorated with Stars” Art Workshop with Sherry Rasmussen

September 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ART on West, 78 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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$10

Join paper artist Sherry Rasmussen to create a hand-sewn ledger booklet decorated with stars to celebrate this year’s Acadia Night Sky Festival. The 1 1/2 hour workshop is limited to 10. All materials supplied. $10 fee is donated to the Acadia Night Sky Festival. Call (207) 288-9428 to reserve your space. Sherry Rasmussen is an artist and art supporter who, for nearly forty years with her husband have promoted the arts in and out of the galleries and studio spaces…

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“Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., 1 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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$30 – $40

Join us September 5, 6, 7, and 8 on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. 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…

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Bioluminescent & Star Gazing Paddle

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea Street
Castine, ME 04421 United States
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$65

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: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (PG). Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." Weather Dependent. Check our Facebook page for information on cancellations due to weather. The movie will start at dusk. https://youtu.be/eLdiWe_HJv4

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“What’s in the Sky Tonight?” with Richard Luecke

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seawall Campground in Acadia National Park, 668 Seawall Road
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 United States
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The night sky over Acadia this month glitters with bright stars and constellations, ghostly nebulae, the Milky Way, and four major planets. Amateur astronomer Richard Luecke will take you on a guided tour of the firmament that you will experience as darkness falls. His presentation will be a preview to the public telescopic "star parties". His presentation will take place at the Seawall Amphitheater

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“Use Your Senses to Explore the Natural World” with Karen Zimmerman

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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$10

Visit Schoodic Institute for this workshop to learn how to heighten awareness of YOUR senses! This 90-minute workshop, taking place outside, is open to the entire family. Cost is $10 per person; space is limited. Call 207-288-1337 to reserve your spot. Karen O. Zimmermann is a Maine Master Naturalist and author of “Nightwalk, Using all your senses to explore the Natural World.” Karen lives on Mount Desert Island and gets out at night to use all her senses whenever she…

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Seawall Star Party

September 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seawall Campground in Acadia National Park, 668 Seawall Road
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 United States
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Free

Acadia National Park Rangers, volunteers, and local astronomers will point out constellations and other night sky features visible with the naked eye, and through binoculars and telescopes. Dress warmly and please minimize flashlight use to preserve night vision. Parking available at the picnic area. No pets allowed. Check our Facebook page for information on cancellations due to weather.  

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Mosaic Workshop

September 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Artwaves MDI, 1345a State Highway 102
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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$40

Come create in the ancient art of mosaics inspired by the night! All skill levels are invited to put your own contemporary twist on this easy to learn medium. Think of coloring with stained glass! Students are guided through the complete process of working in the direct method of mosaic making using stained glass, ceramic and other glass products. Students are welcome to bring found flat materials, but not required. ArtWaves provide a selection of images or use your own.…

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Space Race

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
MDI YMCA, 21 Park Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Free

A fun family foot race in the universe Start from the Sun and run all the way to Pluto! Distances between the features of our solar system will be marked along the course. As a special treat, meet Wally Funk of the Mercury 13.

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Celebration of the Sun with Astronomy Volunteers in the Park

September 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Free

Join regional amateur astronomers and Acadia National Park rangers for safe solar viewing through a variety of specially equipped telescopes. In addition to optical telescopes, this year there will be a demonstration of solar radio astronomy equipment. In the event of rain, demonstrations of safe solar viewing equipment will happen indoors.  

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“Mysterious Mars” with J. Kelly Beatty

September 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Why are we so fascinated with Mars, our neighbor in space? Why is it so like our own Earth in some ways — and so utterly different in others? This presentation lets you explore the "Red Planet" from afar and up close. You'll learn where to find it in the evening sky (it won't be hard to spot) and get a sense of what you'll see through a backyard telescope. Meanwhile, spacecraft from NASA and the European Space Agency are…

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“Our Active Sun” with Jon Thomas

September 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Although the Sun is just an average star, it plays a significant role in our solar system. Overall properties of the Sun are given including size, distance, energy output, composition, and age. A very famous equation reveals the origin of the Sun’s energy and how that energy is transported. A variety of solar activity observed from the Earth in various regions of the spectrum is shown with videos - sunspots, granulation, complex magnetic field interactions, flares, coronal mass ejections, the…

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Mosaic Workshop

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artwaves MDI, 1345a State Highway 102
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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$40

Come create in the ancient art of mosaics inspired by the night! All skill levels are invited to put your own contemporary twist on this easy to learn medium. Think of coloring with stained glass! Students are guided through the complete process of working in the direct method of mosaic making using stained glass, ceramic and other glass products. Students are welcome to bring found flat materials, but not required. ArtWaves provide a selection of images or use your own.…

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“The Great Celestial Bear: Ursa Major in Science, Culture, and Myth” with Jan Hoey

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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The important constellation Ursa Major, which includes the Big Dipper, has been portrayed as a great bear by civilizations across the northern hemisphere.  

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“The Glass Universe” with Dava Sobel

September 8, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 United States
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Pre-registration for this event is required. To reserve a space, call the Southwest Harbor Public Library at (207) 244-7065. Join our 2017 keynote speaker, award-winning science writer and bestselling author as she discusses her experience researching, reporting, and writing about astronomy. Dava Sobel, a former New York Times science reporter, is the author of “Longitude,” “Galileo's Daughter,” “The Planets,” “A More Perfect Heaven” and her latest book, “The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure…

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“The Search for Planet 9” with Richard Luecke

September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Far beyond the orbit of Neptune, in the frigid realm of the Kuiper Belt, an undiscovered planet 10 times more massive than the Earth and 250 times farther from the Sun may be lurking. And the race to find it is heating up. Astro officialdom dropped Pluto from its list of planets in 2006; researchers at CalTech have revealed evidence for a possible replacement. This image-enhanced presentation by amateur astronomer Richard Luecke will reveal the latest details on the search…

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“Capture the Night” Photography Workshop with Brent Ander Photography

September 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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$75

Don’t put your camera away just because the sun has set. With today’s digital cameras, taking photographs at night is easier than ever and a lot of fun. Come join our Capturing the Night Workshop where we examine Astro-Landscape Photography, Night Photography, and Light Painting. This workshop is for the amateur to the professional photographer. For workshop details and requirements, please visit the Workshop page at http://anderphotography.com Limited to 15 participants $75 per person

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Evening Sip ‘n Mosaic Workshop

September 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Artwaves MDI, 1345a State Highway 102
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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$50

Come create in the ancient art of mosaics inspired by the night! All skill levels are invited to put your own contemporary twist on this easy to learn medium. Think of coloring with stained glass! Students are guided through the complete process of working in the direct method of mosaic making using stained glass, ceramic and other glass products. Students are welcome to bring found flat materials, but not required. ArtWaves provide a selection of images or use your own.…

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“Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

September 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., 1 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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$30 – $40

Join us September 5, 6, 7, and 8 on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. 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…

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Bioluminescent & Star Gazing Paddle

September 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea Street
Castine, ME 04421 United States
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$65

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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“An Eye to the Sky” with Bob Reichman

September 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mount Desert Island High School, 1081 Eagle Lake Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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If the Big Dipper and Orion's Belt are all you can easily find in the night sky, come to expand your horizons. Acadia Astronomy Volunteer Bob Reichman will share easy to find shapes, constellations and "anchor" stars in our night sky and make sense out of it all. Navigate by the stars and take home a free starfinder for stellar family fun.

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Star Dome: “Our Family in the Sky”

September 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 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. 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…

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Star Dome: “Exploring our Solar System”

September 9, 2018 @ 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. Let’s explore the planets and “dwarf planets”, both as seen in the night sky and as visited by space probes. Suitable for children 3rd-8th grade. Adults welcome. 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 student operator in 1979 at the University of Maine's Jordan…

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“My Life as a Mercury 13 Astronaut Candidate” with Wally Funk

September 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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In 1962, 13 female pilots passed the test to become astronauts but were never allowed to go to space. Wally Funk shares her story and inspiration as she keeps her dream of space travel alive. Wally Funk, Pioneering Female Pilot and Astronaut Candidate Pilot Wally Funk was one of the Mercury 13, the first female air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, the first civilian flight instructor at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and the first Federal Aviation Agency inspector. After…

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“Rocks From Space” with Bob Veilleux

September 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Find out all about meteorites and their significance in astronomy. Bob will do a PowerPoint presentation and have numerous meteorites for people to see, hold, and discuss. Participants are invited to bring along any suspected meteorites to have them verified for authenticity. Bob Veilleux was the other Teacher In Space candidate from NH and present for the space shuttle Challenger disaster. He has been present for nine Space Shuttle launchings, including the successful launch of STS-118, The Teacher Astronaut Barbara Morgan the…

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“Beyond Hubble” with Jon Thomas

September 9, 2018 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Soon after the Hubble Space Telescope became operational in1994, astronomers began planning its successor. Now known as the James Webb Space Telescope, it will be larger and have instruments that are sensitive to longer wavelengths in the infrared. The Webb telescope will search for the first stars and galaxies in the very early universe and investigate the potential for life. This talk will discuss the key components of the Webb telescope, the reason for its unique location in space and…

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Bioluminescent & Star Gazing Paddle

September 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea Street
Castine, ME 04421 United States
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$65

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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