Friday, August 11, 2017

Raymond Village Library assists in hosting an “Evening Star Party at Hacker’s Hill”

Loon Echo Land Trust and Southworth Planetarium, along with Casco and Raymond Libraries invite you to a relaxing evening under the summer sky, and if conditions allow - shooting stars! The Perseids Meteor Shower is always a favorite due to the warm summer temperatures.

At its peak, this shower seems to originate from the constellation Perseus, giving rise to the name
Perseids. In between shooting stars, gaze through telescopes, high powered binoculars and get familiar with “apps” for smart phones and tablets which make learning about the night sky even more fun! Make sure to bring a comfortable chair, bug spray, drinks and snacks.

“Raymond Village Library will provide some of the telescopes to make sure there will be enough for everyone to have a chance to look into the night sky,” stated Allison Griffin, Library Director.

Meet at the summit at 9 p.m. Come earlier if you want to view the sunset. Please park in the “Event Parking” area to the right of the summit. The Evening Star Party event will last approximately 3 hours and is considered an easy walk.

For more information, contact Allison Griffin at 207-655-4283 or email at:

For more information about the Loon Echo Land Trust, go to their website at: or call 207- 647-4352.

Loon Echo offers a monthly event at one of our preserves. All outdoor hikes and walks are subject to weather conditions and/or date changes. Always wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions and varied terrain. Bring water and snacks with you on the trail.

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