John Meader, owner of The Northern Skies Planetarium will lead a night walk. Since 1987 The Northern Stars Planetarium has traveled across Maine schools and libraries educating children in an inflatable star theater. The pandemic has created this opportunity for not only children but families and individuals to learn about astronomy. Please leave your four-legged friends home! Please avoid the use of flashlights - download a "red light" app to preserve night sight.
If weather does not cooperate we will email participants and update this event. Join RLHT Staff and John Meader for this week's EcoVenture Family Program focused on Dark Skies. One of the simplest yet most awe-inspiring joys of being in Rangeley is the dark night sky. Far from the lights of a major population center, it explodes with celestial bodies. Many visitors are amazed by the brilliance of the Milky Way, shooting stars, and other cosmic wonders visible with the naked eye. RLHT is part of a group that hopes to make Rangeley New England’s first International Dark Sky Community, certified by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). This event will take place at the old Ecoventure Campus. Please remember to wear warm clothes as it tends to get cool at night. This is a family event, children should not come unsupervised. This event is open to the public.
Location: EcoVenture Campus, 394 South Shore Drive. Directions: From town, head South on Rt 4 for about 3.5 miles. Turn right onto South Shore Drive. Go on South Shore Drive for approximately 2 miles. You will see our EcoVenture Camp for Kids Sign. Turn in the drive.