Star Gazing and Perseid Meteor Showers at the Cobscook Community Learning Center

Join us for an evening of stargazing August 8th at the CCLC starting at 8:00pm. At this time of year we should be able to see the Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, which occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. We are fortunate to live along the Down East coastline where we enjoy “dark skies,” a natural resource not found anywhere else along thousands of miles of Atlantic seaboard between Maine and the Florida Keys, where light pollution seriously impacts astronomers. 

Charlie Sawyer, Founder of Downeast Amateur Astronomers and owner of Downeast Observatory in Pembroke, will be on hand to help us navigate the night sky. Charlie publishes a monthly article, "Downeast Skies," in the Quoddy Tides. Charlie has taught astronomy classes since 1999. He is the co-discoverer of three Supernovae and worked on the Double Star project, a joint European Space Agency (ESA)/Chinese project studying the Sun’s effect on Earth's environment, and in particular the 'magnetotail', where storms of high-energy particles are generated. 

 

The class will take place at the Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road, Trescott. For more information, contact Valerie Lawson, CCLC Community Program Manager, 733-2233 or valerie@cclc.me. Visit our website for information about our other courses, classes and workshops: www.cclc.me.