Friday, November 20, 2009

Rooftop viewing of the Andromeda Galaxy at SciPort Star Party from 7 to 10 pm on Fri, Nov 20

Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center will hold a Star Party featuring rooftop viewing of stars and planets through the science center’s telescopes, hands-on activities and several Space Dome Planetarium presentations, this Fri, Nov 20, from 7 to 10 p.m, says Eric Gipson.

Jupiter, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Great Square of Pegasus and Fomalhaut Star will be especially interesting features of this Friday’s sky, according to Greg Andrews, Sci-Port Astronomy Programs Leader.

Programs taking place inside Sci-Port’s Space Center include the make-and-take craft activities Planetary Bracelets and the Modeling the Milky Way. Space Dome Planetarium programs include Starry Night, Eye on the Sky and Musical Astronomy.

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

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