Springfield Museums Press Releases

Stars Over Springfield

Springfield Science Museum

March 15, 2007

The Springfield Science Museum's large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky-gazing on Friday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m.

The featured speaker for the evening will be Stars Club member Paul Cardone, who will present "What Does it Mean to be Plutoed?". Cardone will compare Pluto to the major planets in order to understand why it was recently demoted to its current status as a "dwarf planet."

Following the talk, participants will view Saturn and its rings through the telescope. The program will be held rain or shine. If it is overcast, a planetarium show will be presented in the museum's Seymour Planetarium.

Stars Over Springfield programs are offered on the first Friday of each month and are best suited for families with children ages 8 and older. However, younger children are also welcome. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children 17 and under.
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