Blueberry Pond Observatory is located in Pownal, Maine.
The observatory offers a astronomical tours in one hour and two
hour lengths using a 12” telescope, and digital camera for imaging
deep sky objects. Classrooms
also visit for a two-hour tour in which students use the telescope and
their eyes to observe the planets, moon, and brighter nebulas and
galaxies for an hour or so. They
spend the 2nd hour using a digital camera attached to the
telescope in place of their eyes. The
resulting pictures show much more detail than is visible with one’s
eyes alone. The students then keep copies of these pictures both for home
and to supplement classroom studies.
Recently, a grant from Maine Space Grant Consortium, funded by NASA, has made time available at the observatory for High School students to conduct hands on astronomical science projects at Blueberry Pond Observatory. Students will form teams of two, and visit the observatory over the span of a few months to select and execute projects using the telescope, digital camera, and other equipment there.
This web page serves as a central location for all information, resources, and status reports on these student projects...
Blueberry Pond Observatory
355 Libby Road
Pownal, ME 04069
Click here to submit project materials for this website, or to contact us by E-mail.
Sponsorship inquiries welcome.
High Schools involved: (click on name for info)
Additional pages for this site:
|List of possible projects for students to execute|
|List of resources and links to websites for project research|
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