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Stars Over Springfield at the Science Museum Marks Special Anniversary

Springfield Science Museum

October 23, 2012

The Springfield Science Museum will be open for public sky-gazing on Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be held rain or shine. If it is cloudy, a planetarium show will be presented in place of telescope viewing.

The upcoming event has particular significance to the Museum, as it falls on the exact date of the first public demonstration at the Science Museum’s Seymour Planetarium 75 years ago.

Stars Over Springfield observatory programs are offered on the first Friday of each month from September through May. The program features an introductory talk on topics like space exploration and seasonal sights of the night sky. This month’s talk, titled “The Korkosz Brothers and their Amazing ‘Star-ball,’” will be presented by Curator of Physical Science Richard Sanderson, and will highlight the unique history of the planetarium, the oldest of its kind still in operation.

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.

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