Acadia Night Sky Festival at Jesup Memorial Library

Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at 9:00am

207-801-2566

Schedule of Events:

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Star Dome - Our Family in the Sky. Suitable for all adults and children grade K-2.

Northern Stars Planetarium brings the stars inside as part of the Acadia Night Sky Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. 

The big dome will be set up inside the Jesup Memorial Library. For this show, meet Mr. Sun who proceeds to lead the class on a tour of his family--the planets. Each planet is personified with a personality that roughly corresponds with our understanding of that world.  As the show progresses, the various planets and Mr. Sun interact with each other and occasionally with the children. By using these cartoon personifications of the planets, along with many actual photographs of the planets, the students will gain a basic understanding about the differences between the nine planets in our solar system. Mr. Sun also will introduce his “cousins” the stars.

Limited to 55 participants.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM: Star Dome - Exploring our Solar System. Suitable for all adults and children grades 3-8.

Northern Stars Planetarium brings the stars inside as part of the Acadia Night Sky Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24, 10:15 a.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. 

The big dome will be set up inside the Jesup Memorial Library. This show explores the latest discoveries regarding
the planets, the asteroids, and the Sun.

Important Note:  Once the show begins, it is not possible to admit anyone else to the dome

Limited to 55 participants.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Author Talk & Book signing with Dava Sobel

Join this award-winning science writer and bestselling author as she talks about her work including the books “Longitude,” “Galileo’s Daughter,” “The Planets,” “A More Perfect Heaven, and her latest book, “The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.”
 
Books will be on sale at the Jesup during this event and there will be a book signing afterward.