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2021 Maine Astronomy Retreat - Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, Maine

August 8 - August 14

The Maine Astronomy Retreat is a star party like no other!
- No need to bring a tent, sleeping bag, or eat so-so food. Medomak has comfortable, private cabins with real beds, hot showers, electricity, and amazing, chef-prepared food. Limited to 40 observers and it’s all included in your tuition.
- Power ready observing field only a few steps away from your cabin. Convenience is key, and our camp is ready for it. You’ll enjoy convenient stargazing at any time of night.
- Limiting visual magnitude of 6.3 - (SQM value of 21.3 MPSAS) From relatively dark suburban areas, the Limiting Magnitude is frequently close to 5 or fainter, but from our site in Maine the Limiting Magnitude is higher than 6, allowing a much greater viewable spectrum.
- IDA compliant facility - for unhindered observing. We are dedicated to preserving the night sky by reducing sky glow and limiting light pollution. This results in some of North America’s best viewing conditions.

Featuring -
Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science and Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, currently the Deputy Science Director for the MIT-led NASA mission TESS.
Kelly Beatty, Senior Editor for Sky and Telescope magazine, (Please note - this is not a Sky & Telescope event)
Bruce Berger, Observatory Director, Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston, Equipment Magi, and Nightscape photographer.


August 8
August 14
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Medomak Retreat Center
(207) 845-6001
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