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.
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.