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Acadia Night Sky Festival Comes to Schoodic

Winter Harbor -

WINTER HARBOR, Maine — The third annual Acadia Night Sky Festival comes to Schoodic from Friday, Sept. 23 through Monday, Sept. 26, on the Schoodic Peninsula. The Acadia Night Sky Festival is a community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Acadia‚Äôs stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science, and the arts.

Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at Moore Auditorium, Dr. Tyler Nordgren will present Stars Above, Earth Below, an illustrated lecture on the astronomy visible every day and night in our national parks.

Saturday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m., explore the night world with an easy one-mile hike at SERC. Space is limited and reservations are required; please call 288-1310 to reserve your space.

Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., Schoodic Arts for All will present Celebrate the Night, original night-sky themed music in a performance by pianist Paul Sullivan. Tickets are $15 for adult and $10 for student. Visit schoodicartsforall.org for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at Moore Auditorium, Chad Moore presents the lecture Protection of our Night Skies in National Parks, focusing on the challenges and advantages of keeping parks dark. Following the lecture, view the stars with naked eyes, binoculars, and telescopes at the Star Party at Schoodic.

Monday, Sept. 26, at 6:23 a.m., gather to greet the sunrise from the rocks of Schoodic Point.

For more information, visit acadianightskyfestival.com.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Gail Thompson

Telephone Number: (207)288-1310

Website: http://www.sercinstitute.org

Email: info@sercinstitute.org