Press Release

Eagle Hill winter, spring events series to feature astronomy evenings

STEUBEN, Maine — Science and natural history enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend this year’s winter and spring event series at the Eagle Hill Institute in Steuben. New to this season’s lineup are astronomy evenings featuring a variety of space-themed programs.

Starting Jan. 19, Eagle Hill will hold monthly astronomy evenings out of its recently opened astronomy resource room. Topics will include astronomy for beginners, the solar system, and astrophotography.

Additionally, on astronomy evenings that coincide with clear skies, participants will have an opportunity to view the moon and planets as well as distant nebulae and galaxies through a large telescope. A pizza dinner, along with coffee, tea, and ice cream will be available for $10. Proceeds will benefit the continuation of  events at Eagle Hill.

For those whose tastes and interests are more terrestrial in nature, Eagle Hill also will hold a series of natural history-themed events this winter, including feature presentations focused on the natural history sciences and the cultural history of nature, including art and literature components that look at humankind’s place in nature.

The Eagle Hill Institute’s winter and spring series begins at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19,  with a hands-on introduction to backyard astronomy hosted by Ralph Battaline. For additional information on these and other programs at Eagle Hill, please contact Jason Wimbiscus at 207-546-2821 or