Eagle Hill Announces June Public Program Series

Posted May 30, 2013, at 1:35 p.m.

Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 29, 2013; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Eagle Hill Institute, 59 Eagle Hill Rd., Steuben, ME

Contact: Eagle Hill Institute; 207 546-2821 ext. #207

Members of the public are invited to the Eagle Hill Institute this June to attend a public programs ranging in topic from bats to astronomy. Presently, scheduled events include the following.

June 6

Biologist Tim Divoll of the Biodiversity Research Institute in Gorham, Maine will give a talk on Eastern small-footed bat (Myotis leibii) ecology at Acadia National Park, Maine. Tim will be setting mist net traps on campus which will be checked after the presentation, giving attendees a chance to see the bats of Eagle Hill up close.

June 11

Hugh Curran of the University of Maine, Orono will deliver a talk on “Deep Ecology” and the exploration of the ethical and spiritual dimensions to be found in nature. He will focus on the reverence and respect shown by the Celtic and Buddhist traditions and illustrate this with stories from early Celtic literature as well as Buddhist sources.

June 27

David Richardson of Saint Mary’s University will present “The Life and Times of Thomas Richardson, Chemist and Yachtsman 1782-1874.” This talk outlines the life of Thomas Richardson and attempts to answer questions pertaining to chemistry and yachting during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

June 29

Climatologist David Dilley will present on global climate change. The presentation will carry the audience through the Natural Carbon Dioxide cycles and temperature cycles during the past half million years, and compare this to what is happening today. Mr. Dilley asserts that the current levels of carbon dioxide and temperature are perfectly normal for the cycle earth is currently in.

Astronomy viewing evenings to resume in June

The Eagle Hill Institute invites members of the public to view the wonders of the night sky through its recently donated 12-inch, Meade telescope every clear Friday evening during the months of June, July, and August.

Attendees are encouraged to learn how to operate the Eagle Hill Telescope and become volunteer astronomy evening leaders in exchange for opportunities to reserve time with the telescope for personal astronomy projects. The telescope system, which is capable of automatically navigating to and tracking thousands of night sky objects, is very user-friendly and can be operated by anyone with an interest in astronomy.

Those interested in attending an astronomy viewing evening are asked to please contact the Eagle Hill Institute by noon on the Friday of the event to determine starting time or learn of weather-related cancellations.

All lectures begin at 6 p.m. and are free to attend. Start times for astronomy evenings will vary. For more information, please call 207-546-2821 ext. #207 or email