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Event Name:
Fall Astronomy Day
Begins:
10/17/2015 10:00 AM PDT
Ends:
10/17/2015 03:00 PM PDT
Location:
Valencia Library
23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, CA 91355
Details:

Join us for our Fall Astronomy Day celebration at the Valencia branch of the Santa Clarita Library!

We have lots of activities planned throughout the day for the whole family:

Presentations:

10:30 "How Big is Big and How Far is Far." - A delightful romp through the concepts of size, scale and distance as it relates to our place in the universe.

12:00 "How Telescopes Work" - A look at how telescope optics work, the types of telescopes we use and how far we can see with them. Followed by a workshop where the kids get to construct their own telescope to take home with them (while supplies last.)

2:00 "Life Here, Life There" - Jim Van Winkle will look at how life originated here on earth, how it affected our planet and signs we should be looking for when we are searching for life out there.

Daytime Activities (10:00 - 4:00):

We will have a scavenger hunt all day where kids get to find the planets and their moons throughout the library. Prizes for the winners!

Look at the Sun, our closest star, safely through our special Solar Telescopes.

Check our scale model of the solar system to see how far the planets really are.

Evening Activities (7:00 - 10:00):

Come back after dinner and join us out in the Library parking lot where we will have telescopes set up for nighttime observing.

Can't wait to see you all there!

Location Info:

The Valencia branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library.

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