Science Museum News
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.
February 15, 2011
Alan Rifkin, president of the Springfield Stars Club, will teach people how to properly observe the heavens through their backyard telescopes at the Springfield Science Museum on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 pm.
February 9, 2011
The Springfield Science Museum is offering overnight camp-in programs for Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups. Scouts participate in a variety of hands-on activities that will help them earn the requirements for badges, belt loops or try-its. All groups will see a planetarium show and decorate a T-shirt with a screen-print design. They will also enjoy an evening pizza party, and a light breakfast in the morning.
January 17, 2011
The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky-gazing on Friday, Feb. 4, 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.
December 20, 2010
Looking for some close encounters of the scaly kind? You’ll find them at the Springfield Science Museum in the special exhibit Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly, on view from January 15 through May 22.