ScienceWorks plans a few stellar activities

Hands-on events help participants celebrate the International Year of Astronomy

ASHLAND — ScienceWorks will celebrate the International Year of Astronomy Saturday and Sunday with hands-on astronomy activities, an unveiling of NASA images, a world premiere of a film celebrating Galileo and stargazing.

A new exhibit, "Outreach to Space," will be on display in the discovery lab on Saturday and Sunday. Kids' hands-on activities will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Star Lab planetarium shows will run at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, ScienceWorks will unveil large-format Hubble images that NASA donated to the museum. The images are taken from the Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer telescopes.

The film "400 Years of the Telescope," shot with IMAX-quality digital photography, will be shown at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

At 8:15 p.m. Sunday on the ScienceWorks plaza, Southern Oregon Skywatchers will be on hand to offer expert advice while visitors stargaze using telescopes from the ScienceWorks lending program and AFN.

For more information on hours or admission prices, call 482-6767 or visit www.scienceworksmuseum.org.


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