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Stars Over Springfield at the Springfield Science Museum

Springfield Science Museum

November 24, 2008

The Springfield Science Museum's large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky-gazing on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Jack Megas of the Springfield Stars Club will present “Winter Star Stories,” a look at the season’s stars and constellations and the mythology behind them. He will discuss Orion the Hunter, Taurus the Bull, and the night’s brightest star, Sirius. Following the presentation, participants will have the chance to use the telescope to view the Moon. 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.


The Springfield Science Museum is located at the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street, off Chestnut Street. Free parking is available in the Edwards Street lots.  For information about astronomy programs, call 413.263.6800, ext. 318.

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