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Star Party with John Meader from Northern Stars Planetarium
January 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Come join us on a Night Sky Tour, we will gather outdoors at Lake George Regional Park East. John Meader of Northern Stars Planetarium will lead us through a tour of the constellations and stars. We will also find and discuss the visible planets, the Milky Way, as well as meteors (shooting stars) and satellites. John will share a bit of sky-lore storytelling to explore how peoples of the past looked at the sky. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.
Please preregister for this program here: https://forms.gle/gDGZyTmfJqXyARdE8
As a bonus, if you bring your own binoculars John will finish the evening’s sky exploration by leading the group through a binocular tour of deep sky objects using the “star hopping” method. Participants may see planets, binary stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies, as well as the Milky Way, up close and personal!
Please dress warm and wear your face mask.
Location pin: https://goo.gl/maps/MVNYsSVkwmWKApBR6
About John Meader:
John began his planetarium career as a student operator in 1979 at the University of Maine Planetarium. From 1983-87 he was the Director of the Malcolm Science Center Planetarium in Easton, Maine.
In 1987 John founded Northern Stars Planetarium, a travelling inflatable planetarium based in Fairfield. Since that time John has travelled to schools and libraries across central and mid-coast Maine offering planetarium shows and evening star parties. Reaching more than 16,000 students each year, John has brought the sky to people all over Maine.
He has taught Observational Astronomy classes at the University of Maine at Orono, the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Loring Air Force Base, and Kennebec Valley Community College. His expertise in astronomy education has taken him from Australia to Italy, sharing his love of the sky with students across the globe.