Astronomy and Star Gazing

Astronomy and Star Gazing

The Milky Way Awaits You!

Our night skies are really really dark! There is virtually no light pollution here. You can walk across the parking lot to our back yard, across the street to the seawall or down to the picnic area and see the Milky Way nearly every night. There are so many stars that you may have trouble finding the ones you are familiar with.

Many guests report seeing planets, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Views of the moon are spectacular.

With a telescope you can see the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter. If you don’t have a telescope, bring your binoculars (you will want them anyhow, for the wild life, boats and views) to see the moon up close, and maybe even the moons of Jupiter.

Acadia National Park offers programs on the night sky on a regular basis. Information is available at the park website, www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

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