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DECEMBER 2021

Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m.

Cold Nights and Clear Skies:
The Joys of Winter Astronomy

Carrie Fitzgerald
Professor, Montgomery College

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Don't let cold temperatures keep you from star gazing! Winter offers more hours of darkness and better visibility compared to hazy and humid summer nights. During this presentation, you'll learn what celestial wonders to look for over the next few months. You'll also discover a selection of online astronomical resources you can access while staying snug indoors. Grab some hot cocoa and cozy in for some winter astronomy delights.

Tuesday, December 14 at 7 p.m.

Pond Life: Under the Ice
From Winter into Spring

Edwin Barkdoll
Maine Master Naturalist and Photographer

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Do you ever wonder what hides under the ice of a frozen pond? Have you ever witnessed the springtime explosion of amphibian life that follows winter? Join Maine Master Naturalist and photographer Edwin Barkdoll for an evening of exploring life under the ice, culminating in the annual amphibian emergence and migration. We will examine many creatures, from nearly microscopic crustaceans to the shy salamanders and boisterous frogs who emerge after ice breakup. Expect to never look at a frozen pond with quite the same eyes!