On Thursday, September 13, three rangers from Acadia National Park visited the Blue Hill Consolidated School—with a star lab in tow. They set up the inflatable planetarium in the gym and showed students—like the eighth graders above—planets and stars, and how the stars connected with constellations. The presentation included the relationship between Native American drawings and constellations, Roman constellation figures and peeks through a solar telescope. With the BHCS theme for the year “Reach for the Stars,” the star lab “was a nice way to give some depth to that aspect,” said school librarian Beth Jackson. “And the kids had a great day.”
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