Join Scarborough Land Trust at Fuller Farm Preserve on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. when Maine amateur astronomer James Shields will be the guide of the night sky.

He will discuss the lore behind the constellations and how the ancients used the night sky to tell time, the start of the seasons, and navigate. Telescopes will be used to view objects in the sky such as Orion’s Nebula, galaxies, and star clusters.

Fuller Farm offers a close-by opportunity to be farther away from light pollution to can get a clearer view of the stars. It is still March so dress warm and be prepared for the temperature to drop after dark. It is also recommended to bring a chair to sit on, a blanket, a red-light flashlight, and a pair of binoculars. For those who don’t have a red-light flashlight, red cellophane will be available to cover flashlights.

The program is free and open to all. Pre-registration is required. After individuals register, they will receive an email with meeting instructions and other key details. Tickets are available at

For more information about the Scarborough Land Trust and how to become a supporter, visit or call (207) 289-1199.

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