101 Astronomy at Rockland Public Library

Posted:  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 2:15pm

The Rockland Library’s Thursday, Feb. 9 program, Astronomy 101 with Ron Thompson, has been postponed. The new date for this program will be Tuesday, March 7, at 6 p.m.

Ron Thompson of Southern Maine Astronomers will present Astronomy 101 at the Rockland Public Library on March 7. The program will be divided into two parts: indoor background information followed by outdoor exploration, so please be sure to dress appropriately.

First, Ron will present information about Sky Maps, Star Charts and using eyes to navigate the night sky, how to prepare for an evening of star gazing, and how to identify February constellations, and other pertinent tips.

Then participants will go outside and find north using the Big Dipper, Ursa Major and charts; face South and find the path the Planets take (Ecliptic) and outline, and identify constellations and more. If the night sky is not clear, participants will take part in interactive activities indoors. This program is co-sponsored by Cornerstones of Science.

Rockland Public Library is at 80 Union St. in Rockland. This event is free and open to the public.



Event Date: 
Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:15pm