Moons Over Bradbury Night Sky Program at Bradbury Mountain State Park

Division / Program: Parks and Lands

Date: September 30, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: 528 Hallowell Road in Pownal
State Park: Bradbury Mountain
Event Type: Nature Exploration

Join local amateur astronomer James Shields as we celebrate "International Observe the Moon Night" by looking at moons from Bradbury Mt. State Park. In between moon views, we will explore the constellations and other objects in the sky.

James 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.

The program lasts about an hour, but James will likely stay longer for those that are interested in additional viewing. Meet at 6:30 PM in the field near the start of the Northern Loop Trail. The program is for adults and children 12 years and older-children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring, if you have them: binoculars, a flashlight with a red-covered lens, and a folding chair or pad. Dress for the weather; wear sturdy footwear. *Weather Notice: May be canceled due to continuous precipitation, or lightning 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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