A Star Party is an accessible way to make hands-on science fun and give astronomy enthusiasts a greater appreciation for the night skies.
Join us, Friday, February 1, 6:30-8:30pm, for ages 8-11 to high school students. The younger kids need to bring a parent/caregiver. Registration required by contacting Carol 443-5141 x16 or 17.
The program will be professionally presented by Southern Maine Astronomers and Cornerstones’ STAR (Sharing Telescopes and Astronomical Resources) Program. The event will take place in the Library Community Room where kids will learn how to view the night Sky using a Star Chart and be presented with a slide show to get to know the telescope. Feel free to bring your own, too. This is a really great introduction to astronomy, professionally presented.
Also, we’re trying to start an Astronomy Club for kids 8 and older. If you know of someone who’d be interested in running it, once a month on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening, 6:00-7:30pm, during January, February and March, please let Carol (Children’s Room) know, ASAP.The instructor must have celestial enthusiasm, field expertise and enjoyment working with kids. For the first half of each meeting, we gather in the Children’s Room for star discussion/telescope training, (The library owns a circulating Orion Starblaster 4.5) and, the latter half, outside the library for night sky observation. This is a paid position from a Merrymeeting Bay Trust Grant for $200.