WINTER HARBOR — The Schoodic Institute will hold a “Cruising Along the Milky Way” event 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 65 Acadia Drive. Free.
Astronomy volunteer Richard Luecke will take you on an image-enhanced journey along that river of starlight, through Perseus, Cassiopeia, then on to Cygnus, the Swan, then many others. Your journey will end in the constellation Sagittarius which marks the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy.
This presentation, beginning indoors, will help you to understand the dimensions of our galaxy, how it was formed, and our location in it. You will learn how recognize several prominent constellation and to find spectacular Milk Way objects—star cluster, glowing nebulae, and more–with binoculars or a modest telescope. If the weather is dry and clear the program will have an outdoor component.