WINTER HARBOR — Due to extensive cloud cover that blocked the stars Oct. 9, astronomer Scott T. Spence will offer an additional stargazing program on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Spence will present a lecture on the night skies of Maine, followed by outdoor stargazing. Participants will learn about the stars and constellations seen this time of year, and which planets can be seen and where to find them in the evening sky.
The outdoor portion of the program is weather dependent, so participants should dress for the weather. The indoor portion of the program will be held no matter the weather.
On Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. Spence will lead an interactive presentation on “The Planets to Scale.” Participants will learn the relative sizes of the planets in our solar system and the distances between them. The presentation takes place outdoors, so participants should dress for the weather. It will be held indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Both programs are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Gail La Rosa Thompson at