Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018
Acadia Night Sky Festival
Acadia National Park, ME
Friday, September 7, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018
Astronomical Society of New Haven
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 8:45 PM
Robbins Farm Park
After Jupiter accompanied us through the whole summer, it has now begun to set at dusk. But as Jupiter yields its place of prominence in the sky, Saturn is high in the South, and Mars is now higher in the South-West. Another moonless night gives us a chance to see some deep sky objects.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Tuesday, September 11, 2018,; 9:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Monthly Star Party
Keene Amateur Astronomy Club
Keene, NH 03431
Saturday, September 8 & September 15; 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sea the Stars Cruise
Departing / Returning to Long Wharf, Boston
We wish upon them, gaze at them, aim for them, and sometimes even thank our lucky ones! For centuries, stars have fascinated us, guided us, and provided us with nighttime illumination and splendor. Sadly, the abundance of bright lights and tall buildings has made stargazing for city dwellers difficult at best and often pretty much impossible. But fear not, amateur astronomers and celestial connoisseurs, the Museum of Science and Boston Harbor Cruises have teamed up to bring you the Sea the Stars Cruise!
Onboard a high-speed catamaran, you'll travel to where the city lights and congestion are just a bright memory for a stargazing opportunity like no other in the city
Cruise highlights include:
Three-hour cruise aboard a high-speed catamaran from Long Wharf, Boston
Expert commentary and star identification from Museum of Science Astronomy Educators
Narration on the history and importance of celestial navigation – how sailors used the stars
Related video and content
Plenty of outdoor viewing space
Comfortable indoor seating
Cash Bar and snacks available onboard
Please note: Stargazing is dependent on clear skies. If forecasts show that clouds or precipitation will rule out good viewing, the cruise will be cancelled. Decisions on any cancellation will be made by 2:00 pm on the day of the cruise. Ticket passengers will be notified and refunds will be made. If, during the cruise, visibility limits successful stargazing, passengers will receive a rain check to return for a future Sea the Stars Cruise.
For tickets and more information, visit bostonharborcruises.com/harbor-cruises/sea-the-stars-cruise.
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 8:00 PM
Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB) Monthly Meeting
60 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
We begin the 2018-2019 season with a pair of
talks presented by ATMoB members. It’s hard to
believe that over a year has passed since the
Great America Eclipse of 2017. Julie Kaufmann
will relate her experience with this epic event.
Following Julie’s talk, Rich Nugent and members
of the Outreach Committee will discuss the ATMoB
outreach program. We’ll look at the various
types of outreach events, why they are important
to our club and to amateur astronomy in general,
and what you can do to help our outreach program
achieve the level of activity (20-25 star
parties per year) it once had. A short star
party “How-to” will be part of the presentation.
Please join us for a pre-meeting dinner discussion at House of Chang, 282 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA at 6:00pm before the meeting.
Friday, September 14, 2018 -September 15, 2018
New England Fall Astonomy Festival
University of New Hampshire Observatory
Friday, September 14, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018
Annual Starfest Starparty
Astronomical Society of Northern New England
918 Alewive Road (Rt 35)
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Are we alone? Probably not, out of modesty - keeping in mind that about a quarter of all stars host a habitable Earth-size planet. Upcoming searches for primitive life will aim to detect oxygen or methane in the atmospheres of transiting planets. Searches for intelligent life will aim to detect artificial signals in the radio or optical bands, as well as artifacts such as megastructures, solar cells that are used to re-distribute light and heat on tidally-locked planets, industrial pollution or artificial light beams. Our own civilization is starting to study the feasibility of interstellar travel using a powerful laser beam pushing on a lightweight sail, the so-called Starshot Initiative. If successful, we might receive a signal from outer space stating: "Welcome to the interstellar club!".
Friday, September 28, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
Seagrave Observatory & North Scituate Community Center
North Scituate, RI