Science Museum News
Stars Over Springfield at the Springfield Science Museum
Springfield Science Museum
September 20, 2010
The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky-gazing on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 pm. The program will be held rain or shine. If it is overcast, a planetarium show will be presented in place of telescope viewing.
After the presentation, participants can use the museum telescope to view sights in the night sky, which may include objects such as the moon, a planet, star clusters, a nebula or a galaxy, depending on their visibility. Springfield Stars Club members also set up telescopes outside the museum, weather permitting.
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.