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Stars Over Springfield at the Springfield Science Museum

Springfield Science Museum

March 16, 2009

The Springfield Science Museum's large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky-gazing on Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. The program will be held rain or shine. If it is overcast, a planetarium show will be presented in place of telescope viewing.

Michael Kozicki, vice-president of the Springfield Stars Club, will present “Saturn’s Disappearing Rings.” Saturn will be well-placed for early evening viewing in April. During 2009, the planet’s rings are tilted nearly edge-on to our line of sight, appearing as a thin line across Saturn’s globe, essentially “disappearing.”  

 

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.

 

For information about astronomy programs, call 413.263.6800, ext. 318.

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