ASNNE  Weekend Starfest Starparty
Come for a few hours or camp out overnight
On site Camping - No running water or electricity. Porta potties on site - 
TYO Trash please
BYO seating
Weekend line up
Starfield Observatory Gates open Friday am
Meeting Tent set-up during the afternoon 
Observatory open for Solar viewing during daylight and open all night.
Friday night observing, or hang out under the stars or the tent , or next to the fire for a chat...or perhaps a walk thru the constellations of glow worm lights (if they return this year)
The invitations went out so we also anticipate a return of Aurora (and hopefully STEVE too) it's been a long time since the famous.

Am - Daylight Solar viewing H-alpha on Zeiss ,and perhaps some Coronados of attendees.
10-12 Raffle tables and BBQ setup 
12-2 pm  - Astronomy Games  and activities
2-5 pm BBQ -6$ 
 -Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, sweet corn, chips
 -BYO deserts

5-6 Raffle prizes awarded
6p - to all night
Tent Talks - 
Bernie Reim Whats Up 

Guests speaker/topic
“What do black holes look like? The answer won't surprise you.
Seth Lockman returns - now as a Solar System . - to discuss this herculean endeavor and its amazing result.

How do you take a picture of one? The answer may impart figurative angular momentum to your skull.

Imaging M87 was a massive achievement for science - and for collaboration. In compositing the image, the Event Horizon Telescope- a global network of radio telescopes - was supported by NASA’s Chandra X-ray ObservatoryNuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

Seth Lockman is largely comprised of atoms fused in stellar cores, heavier atoms forged by dying supergiant stars, and hydrogen atoms dating back to the nucleosynthesis epoch. He has lived all over the state of Maine, and earned his high school diploma from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics.
Shortly after graduating from UMaine Seth created a weekly half-hour talk show about the night sky and the universe. During its four-year run the panel interviewed some amazing guests, presented at STEM functions across the state, and became the first radio show to join the NASA Museum Alliance. Currently Seth manages social media for an aerospace startup in Brunswick Maine.”

Open show and tell- astro images
Open Discussion Topics:
-Astro Shorts
-In the Astro news

-Astro B movie theater

Date: Friday, 9/20/2019 - Sunday, 9/22/2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Talmage Observatory at Starfield, 43.452576, -70.604861, Plus code: F93W+23 Kennebunk, Maine, Kennebunk, ME 04043

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  • Sunset Image
    Sunset: 6:46 PM
  • Waning Gibbous
  • Sky Chart - click to enlarge
    What's in the Sky this evening?