August 20, 2019
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Schoodic Institute to journey through the solar system with ‘Stars over Schoodic’ presentation

Community Author: Michelle Pinkham
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WINTER HARBOR — The Schoodic Institute will hold a presentation “It’s a big universe. Where do we fit in?” 8-9:30 p.m. Aug. 20, 27 and Sept. 3, at 65 Acadia Drive.  In this image-enhanced presentation, astronomy volunteer Richard Luecke will describe how people have answered these questions, how the answers have changed over the centuries, and how they continue to change.

Luecke will guide a 50-minute journey through the solar system into our home galaxy, the Milky Way, and beyond to the edge of the visible universe, 13.8 light years away in every direction. A 30-minute outside laser tour of the summer night sky will follow (weather permitting) to see Saturn and Jupiter, the pale glow of the Milky Way, major constellations, and likely a few flashing meteors.  Bring binoculars, and dress warm.  Space is limited. Admission is $20.

Register online at schoodicinstitute.org. For more information, call 207-288-1356.