Acadia Night Sky Festival

The Abbe Museum will again be participating in the Acadia Night Sky Festival. We will hold two events on Saturday, September 28. From 1:00 – 3:00 pm join Abbe Museum Educator, George Neptune, for a book reading and a children’s activity. After reading Muin and the Seven Bird Hunters, a children’s book about the Micmac tale that describes the creation of what is now known as “the Big Dipper”, Neptune will teach children how to make paper stars – inspired by a Wabanaki craft! Choose your colors to weave a beautiful star to decorate and take home at the end of the day.

Then, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, join Neptune at the Abbe’s location at Sieur de Monts Spring in Acadia National Park for Possesomuk Ckuwaponahkik: Stars of the Dawnland, a program designed to explore the Wabanaki’s relationship to the sky and, in particular, the many stories they use to explain the distant world above us. Both events are free and open to the public.

Additional, Neptune will be on the Night Sky Cruise on Friday night, sharing additional Wabanaki star stories (but a whole different set of stories from those that he'll be sharing Saturday night - so come both nights if you can!).  

See the complete schedule of events for the entire Festival and enjoy!