The Acadia Night Sky Festival, September 21 – 24, 2017 encourages families as well as serious amateur astronomers to explore the night sky of Acadia National Park and Downeast Maine. Acadia National Park has some of last pristine, star-filled skies in the eastern US.
On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in partnership with Maine Media Workshops and College, Rockport, ME, Schoodic Institute invites the public to a free lecture by two experienced night sky photographers. Join Maine Media Workshops and College instructors, Nate Levesque and Jim Nickelson, as they share their professional work and expertise in night sky photography.
Nate Levesque is a freelance photographer based out of Hampden, Maine. Over the last five years he has focused his time and energy on capturing the night sky from the coast of Maine. His images have been featured in Astronomy Magazine and National Geographic Travel Magazine. His night sky work has won contests with Canon and the National Parks Foundation, as well as the Acadia Night Sky Festival. http://www.natelevesquephotography.com
Jim Nickelson is a photographer whose work inquires into the ways that we as a species grapple with the unknown and our relationship to the Universe, particularly as those inquiries delve into the realm of science.
Jim works full time as a fine art photographer, custom digital printer, and teacher. Before committing himself to the photographic life, he pursued the classic artistic career path of NASA engineer and corporate attorney (with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Univ. of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Harvard Law School). Jim makes his home in Camden, Maine, with his wife and daughter. http://jimnickelson.com