2011 Maine Starlight Festival
September 23, 2011 @ 12:00 am - October 2, 2011 @ 12:00 am EDT
The Island Astronomy Institute presents The Maine Starlight Festival“a statewide celebration to promote the enjoyment and protection of Maine’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through science, education, and the arts.”
Featuring events provided by the astronomy clubs, planetariums, science centers, and other leading members of Maine’s starlit communities.
The founding partner members includes (as the sun rises):
Downeast Amateur Astronomers
Penobscot Valley Star Gazers
Challenger Learning Center of Maine
Central Maine Astronomical Society
Greater Portland Astronomical Society
Southern Maine Astronomers
Astronomical Society of Northern New England
Events will include Star Parties, Solar Viewing, Lectures, Displays, Movies, Workshops, Art Shows and other unique events presented across the State of Maine during this intense week of activities. Check back with the website often as the event list grows.
Most events will be free. Some venues may charge admission for specific movies, planetarium shows and other special events.
Island Astronomy Institute
Peter Lord, Executive Director
Dwight Lanpher, Club Liaison
P.O. Box 249
Bernard, ME 04612