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Stars Over Springfield at the Springfield Science Museum

Springfield Science Museum

March 17, 2011

In recognition of April Fools Day, Richard Sanderson, curator of physical science at the Springfield Science Museum, will present “Foolish Astronomy” on Friday, April 1, at 7:30 pm at the museum. The program will focus on astronomical misconceptions.

Following the talk, the museum’s large rooftop telescope will be opened to view the Beehive star cluster. If the sky is overcast, a planetarium show will be presented instead.

Stars Over Springfield observatory programs are offered on the first Friday of each month from September through May. The program features an introductory program on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research, or an explanation of events such as an eclipse or the appearance of a comet.  

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children 17 and under. The programs are best suited for families with children ages 8 and older, however younger children are also welcome.  

For information about astronomy programs at the museum, call 413.263.6800, ext. 318.

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