Public Programs February 8 - 22
Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope
6:00 pm on Saturdays
This program follows two students as they explore the night sky with an
astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the
history of the telescope from Galileo’s child-like spyglass — using two
small pieces of glass — to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space
Telescope and beyond. Geared for audiences of all ages, the show
explores many wonders discovered by astronomers over the last
400 years. View the trailer here
This program includes a 15-minute tour of the planets and easy to find
constellations visible in February.
Total run time: Approximately 50 minutes
Most appropriate for families and ages 5 and above.
Jewels of the Winter Sky
7:30 pm on Saturdays
Clear, cold winter nights reveal views of constellations
such as Orion, Taurus, and Gemini and the opportunity to
see differences in star colors and brightness. Did you know
that the brightest star in the night sky is Sirius and not the
North Star/Polaris? Sirius is best seen in winter - find out
where it is!
Also learn about where to find the planets visible this month
and several other Jewels of the Winter Sky.
Run time: Approximately 45 minutes
Appropriate for ages 5 and above.