WEST PARIS — West Paris Public Library will host ‘Star Party.’ a free astronomy evening for all ages on Saturday, October 14. We are thrilled to welcome Rick Chase of Waterford and Terry Robinson of Paris as our facilitators. Terry and Rick have observed and offered programs at the Twitchell Observatory, now located at Robert’s Farm Preserve in Norway, and Rick is a lifelong astronomy enthusiast.

Come to a Star Party. The party will be on Saturday, October 14, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the West Paris Library, 226 Main St., West Paris. *If skies are too cloudy, an indoor program will be presented.

Have you ever…

•  wanted to learn how to identify constellations?

•  wondered what that bright star was?

•  observed a planet in our solar system?


Well, here’s your chance.

From the library’s parking lot, we may be able to see Saturn, and later on, Jupiter, and possibly some deep sky objects, depending upon obstructions and how much light is around the parking lot. Two experienced and amateur astronomers will be on hand, along with their telescopes, binoculars, and planispheres. (Feel free to bring any binoculars or scopes you have.)

Hey, did you know that the library has two small tabletop telescopes available for checking out? One will be in use on the night of the Star Party as well.

So mark your calendars… Show up anytime during the event. Dress properly for the cooler evening temperatures. Bring your friends – it’s a party… A star party, that is.

Hope to see you there. There is no charge to participate. To register: call 207-674-2004 or email librarian@westparislibrary.org. For more information on this and other programs, visit our website www.westparislibrary.org, or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/West-Paris-Library-141331099239761.

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