Maine Astronomy Retreat

Dear AAAP,

We are reaching out to inform you and the members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton about the Maine Astronomy Retreat at Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine – a vacation for you and your telescope!

Washington, Maine has some of the darkest skies in the Northeast, with a limiting visual magnitude of 6.3 (SQM value: 21.3 MPSAS). This summer, July 24-30, we are hosting our third annual Maine Astronomy Retreat. For six nights you will be able to revel under our expansive dark skies – we will have telescopes on hand and encourage you to bring yours, too. During the day, in addition to engaging lectures and programs by our expert facilitators, you can enjoy the use of our facilities, including a waterfront with canoes, kayaks and sailboats, tennis and basketball courts, and an archery range.

The retreat is led by J. Kelly Beatty, Sky & Telescope’s senior editor; Bruce Berger, director of Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston Research and Imaging Observatory; Greg Mort, renowned artist and life-long amateur astronomer, telescope maker, and astrophotographer; Babak A. Tafreshi, founder of The World at Night or TWAN program and a photographer for National Geographic; and Rod Mollise, contributing editor at Sky & Telescope magazine.

For this star party there’s no need to bring a tent, sleep in a sleeping bag, or eat uninspired food. Medomak has comfortable, private cabins with real beds, hot showers, and electricity, as well as delicious, locally sourced meals prepared on the premises. And it’s all included in your tuition. 

Please see our website,, for more details, and to register.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 1-866-MEDOMAK.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Best regards,


Anastasia MacDonald
Outreach Director

Medomak Camp &
Medomak Retreat Center
178 Liberty RD
Washington, Maine 04574

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