Wednesday, September 23, 2009

By Jupiter and Kepler, too: Sci-Port to hold rooftop Star Party Fri, Sept 25, 8 - 11 pm

Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center will hold a Star Party featuring rooftop viewing of stars and planets through the science center’s telescopes this Friday, September 25, from 8 to 11 p.m.

The planet Jupiter and its moons will be a prominent feature of this Friday’s sky, according to Greg Andrews, Sci-Port Astronomy Programs Leader.

Programs taking place inside Sci-Port’s Space Center include Galaxy Face Painting and a demonstration of Kepler’s Laws by Planetarium Presenter Tiffany Cheri Veillon in the Light & Color Lab.

Visitors can also participate in two make-and-take activities: Planetary Bracelets, a mini-solar system for the wrist; and Solar System in Your Pocket, a craft toy that teaches the distance of planets from each other.

Admission is $5, $3 for Sci-Port members, and no reservations are required. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars.

(318) 424-3466, toll-free (877) 724-7678

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