Night Sky Exploration & Star Tour at Bradbury Mountain State Park

Division / Program: Parks and Lands

Date: August 19, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 528 Hallowell Road in Pownal
State Park: Bradbury Mountain
Event Type: Nature Exploration, History/Historical

Explore the nighttime and get to know the night sky with local Maine astronomer James Shields. He will use a laser to show you the constellations and share the stories behind them. He will also describe how the stars were used for directions and to decide the best time for activities. In addition, he will show you how to use the park telescope and other equipment to find objects in the night sky. Program lasts about an hour, but James will likely stay longer for those that are interested in additional viewing. All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet in the field at the start of the Northern Loop Trail* Bring, if you have them: binoculars, flashlight with red-covered lens, folding chair. Dress for the weather; wear sturdy footwear. *Weather Notice: May be cancelled due to continuous precipitation, or lightening in the area.

Contact Name: Bradbury Mountain State Park
Contact Phone: (207) 688-4712
Cost: Free for campers registered at Bradbury Mt. Day use: $1.00 ages 5-11, $4.00 Maine residents age 12-64, $6.00 non residents age 12-64, $2.00 non residents 65+; persons under 5 & Maine residents 65+ free

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