UMaine Celebrates Astronomy Day

Posted Oct. 11, 2012, at 2:56 p.m.
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Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: UMaine Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall, 120 Munson Road, Orono, Maine

For more information: Alan Davenport; (207)581-1341;

Enjoy a day of astronomy with the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium on Oct. 20, 2012. Young ones have a blast with Make and take activities, and the entire family will keep entertained and educated watching sky tours and demonstrations. Telescope owners can confer with members of the Penobscot Valley Star Gazers club at a telescope clinic held throughout the day. Families can also work together building their own working telescope (Workshop Fee Required). Free refreshments will be provided at multiple locations for your convenience. There will be live sun observing during the day, then after 7pm, weather permitting, everyone can enjoy telescope views, of Jupiter, star clusters, nebulas, and more! Call the Jordan Planetarium for more info, or to reserve a spot in the Family Telescope Building Workshop. (207) 581-1341