2007-01-11 / Upcoming Events

Winter astronomy talk for families at sanctuary

Winter constellations of the night sky will be the topic of a stargazing talk on Friday, Jan. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Join Norman Bird Sanctuary educator Kelly Fox for an illustrated show on winter constellations, followed by a search of the night sky with telescopes provided by Skyscrapers. Young and old alike will enjoy stories that the ancients told of these pictures in the sky, and find out how the winter night sky differs from the summer night sky. After the talk, members of Skyscrapers, Inc, Rhode Island's Amateur Astronomy Society will guide the outdoor viewing with telescopes. Astronomy crafts will also be led indoors. This program takes place rain or shine. To preregister, call 846-2577, ext. 32.

The cost is $4 for member adults, $2 for member children, $6 for non-member adults, and $3 for non-member children.

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