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Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society will once again bring astronomy to the people by hosting a day of exciting and informative activities at the Portage District Library and Kalamazoo Nature Center. This free event, aimed at the general public, including families with school age children, is intended to widen knowledge and appreciation of science, particularly of astronomy.

This year’s theme is Galaxies, vast collections of stars, star clusters, nebulae, black holes, and much more. Our very special guest will be Dean Regas, an astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory and co-host of the PBS syndicated television program Star Gazers.

The Portage District Library will host our daytime activities from 11am – 4pm. These include solar observing, educational and informative displays, hands-on activities for children, our Ask the Astronomer booth, and special presentations on galaxies and our new robotic telescope.

Evening activities will be held at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Mr. Regas’ keynote presentation is entitled Tour of the Universe: You Are Here. Please be sure to visit our special Astronomy Day website for complete details.

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By | 2016-04-19T17:50:07+00:00 May 14th, 2016|Categories: Educational, Library, Portage|Comments Off on Astronomy Day 2016

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