Come share the excitement of stargazing with us!
Who we are
The Penobscot Valley Star Gazers is a group of people who want to share our astronomical knowledge and experiences with not only each other, but also with the general public. Our members are from the Bangor-Brewer area and the surrounding towns. Our members come with many different astronomical backgrounds - from novices to experienced amateur astronomers.
What we do
The Penobscot Valley Star Gazers (PVSG) meet regularly to share information, skills, experiences, and to honor our commitment to public education in the field of astronomy. The club sponsors many public star parties and other educational activities, and welcomes the interest and participation of all to these public events.
As part of our educational outreach we assist local schools, scouting groups, and other organizations with their astronomical events. PVSG also assists other groups, like the Challenger Learning Center of Maine and the Emera Astronomy Center, who host astronomical public events.
PVSG members attend larger events, like the Maine State Star Party and the Acadia Night Sky Festival, where amateur astronomers gather to assist the general public in observing the wonders of the night sky.
Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. We typically meet at 6:30 PM at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor The public is invited to attend any of our regularly-scheduled monthly meetings.