International Observe the Moon Night at Camden Hills State Park!

Division / Program: Parks and Lands

Date: October 21, 2023
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: 280 Belfast Rd. Camden, ME 04843
State Park: Camden Hills
Event Type: Nature Exploration, Special Event

Join local amateur astronomer James Shields as we celebrate "International Observe the Moon Night" by looking at the Moon from Camden Hills State Park. Multiple telescopes and Moon maps will be on hand for the viewing. Participants will learn how to borrow and use telescopes from Maine libraries. The program lasts about an hour, but James will likely stay longer for those interested in additional viewing and a sky tour with stories about the constellations. Meet at 8:30 PM in the field near the park entry station. The program is for adults and children 12 years and older-adults must accompany children. Maine State Park telescopes were made possible through a Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund grant. Dress for the weather; wear warm layers. Bring, if you have them: binoculars, a red lens flashlight or headlamp, and a folding chair or pad.

  • Weather notice: This program may be canceled due to continuous precipitation or lightning in the area.
    FMI: (207) 236-3109 (the park)

Contact Name: Camden Hills State Park
Contact Phone: (207) 236-3109
Cost: Free for campers registered at Camden Hills. 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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