Spaced Out Street Astronomy

The Gem Theater, 23 Cross Street, Bethel, ME | August 25 | 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Space out (6 feet apart please) to join MMGM’s favorite street astronomers, Tom and Lynn Hoffelder for an evening of celestial events. On view for the evening will be Jupiter (+4 moons), Saturn (rings and at least one moon, but maybe up to 5 if we’re lucky) and the Lunar X. Many of us are familiar with Saturn and Jupiter, but have you ever seen the Lunar X? The Lunar X is a clair-obscur effect in which light and shadow creates the appearance of a letter ‘X’ on the rim of the Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach craters. The X is visible only for a few hours before the first quarter, slightly below the lunar terminator. Cross your fingers for a cloud free evening and join us in the parking lot at the Gem Theater, located at 23 Cross St. in Bethel.

We are excited to offer the second session of our street astronomy series. In order for the evening to be safe and successful, we ask that all participants wear a face covering and stay six feet apart from everyone who’s not in your party. We ask that you refrain from touching the telescopes. Tom and Lynn will bring it all into focus for you.

Cloud Date is August 28th. Same place, same time and under the same stars.

Please RSVP to or by calling MMGM at 207-824-3036.

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