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Stars Over Springfield

Springfield Science Museum

September 22, 2008

The Springfield Science Museum's large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky-gazing on Friday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Ed Faits, past president of the Springfield Stars Club, will present "Star Gazing from your own Backyard," an introduction to finding your way around the night sky. Following the presentation, participants will have the chance to use the telescope to view Jupiter. The program will be held rain or shine. If it is overcast, a planetarium show will be presented in place of telescope viewing.

Stars Over Springfield observatory programs are offered on the first Friday of each month from September through May. The programs 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.

Free parking is available in the Edwards Street lots. For information about astronomy programs, call 413.263.6800, ext. 318.
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