Science Museum News
Stars Over Springfield at the Springfield Science Museum
Springfield Science Museum
September 26, 2011
Stars Club member Ed Faits, president of the Arunah Hill Natural Science Center in Cummington, Mass., will present “A Second and a Half Away: A 21st Century Look at the Moon” at the Springfield Science Museum on Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 pm.
Following the talk, the museum’s large rooftop telescope will be opened to view the night sky. If it is cloudy, 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.
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. Free onsite parking is available.
For information about astronomy programs at the museum, call 413.263.6800, ext. 318.