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Maine Astronomy Retreat

August 22 - August 28

This gathering will provide activities for amateurs, to deep-sky observers and astrophotographers. Enjoy engaging presentations given by J Kelly Beatty (Sr. Editor, Sky & Telescope), Bruce Berger (Amateur astronomer, telescope builder and Director of the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston Research and Imaging Observatory (ARIO). Here’s a partial list of the presentations planned:

  • An Introduction to Light Pollution
  • A Tour of the World’s Greatest Observatories
  • The Search for Another Earth
  • Meteors, Meteorites, and Meteorwrongs
  • Mythology and Lore of the Night Sky
  • Portraying the Night Sky
  • How Accurate were Lowell’s Martian Canals?
  • Top 20 Summer Deep-Sky Objects That You’ve Never Seen


August 22
August 28


Medomak Family Camp
178 Liberty Road
Washington, ME 04574 United States
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(207) 845-6001
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