And you are invited.  Live and in person at The Challenger Learning Center in Bangor.  It is a free event and you will learn the basics of successful stargazing that you can take home and apply in your own backyard, anytime you’d like even without a telescope.  You will learn how to view the moon, planets and constellations.

Challenger Learning Center of Maine is located at 30 Venture Way in Bangor. And they will hold this event entirely outdoors and with Covid procedures. Individuals and families will be expected to be spaced out at least 6 feet apart at the Learning Centers parking lot.

The event is totally free, but you are asked to sign up here.  It is weather related and if skies are too cloudy the event will be moved to tomorrow and if you are signed up, you will be informed should they have to make that decision to change the evening the event will be held.

The event is in co-operation will the Versant Power Astronomy Center and Shawn Laatsch, Versant Power director will be leading this star gazing event. Guests are welcome to arrive beginning at 7:30 tonight to allow your eyes to adjust to the night sky, and the introductions will start at 7:50 with the observing from 8 p.m. until 8:30.

You can bring lawn chairs, or a blanket and might bring along binoculars and also a flash light for your walk back to your car. And remember it's outside so wear warm comfortable clothes.

Here is to a fun, informative free family night event you do not often get a chance to experience.

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