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Stars Over Springfield at the Springfield Science Museum

Springfield Science Museum

April 15, 2009

The Springfield Science Museum's large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky-gazing on Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. The program will be held rain or shine.

Ed Faits, former president of the Springfield Stars Club, will present “Our Place in the Universe.”  The Earth and its solar system are just one small part of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is just one among billions of galaxies in the observable universe.

 

Following the program, the telescope will be open to observe Saturn. 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.

 

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

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