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July 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 11:55 pm| Free
Aldrich Astronomical Society’s Annual Open House Event:
July 30th 6PM
Anna Maria College – Paxton MA
• NASA Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper (STS-115 & STS-126) will deliver the keynote address, and will be available for pictures & autographs
• Airburst, Stomp Rockets, and balloon rockets for the kids to launch outside
• View the Sun LIVE through Aldrich’s safe Solar telescopes (H-alpha and white light filters)
• Touch real meteorites, and learn how to tell them from 'meteor-wrongs'
• Try on a flight suit! Take a picture at our Lunar Lander diorama, talk to members about the night sky, raffles, and the ever popular ‘Chef Jim’ makes a Comet live for the kids
• Talk to experts on Astrophotography, award winning Amateur Telescope Makers, and more!
• Learn about Aldrich: Library Telescope Program, Astrophotography, amateur mirror grinding & telescope making, upcoming guest speaker series, observatory, much more…
• After-dark public viewing of the planets, star clusters, and deep sky objects through club telescopes – including our giant 20” Obsession and an award winning 10’ Dobsonian
Plenty of free parking
This is a Free event (donations to cover our costs are encouraged though)
Membership is NOT required – visitors of all ages and backgrounds are most welcome.
Will be held rain or shine – We have plenty of indoor space, booths, talks, and moreSee http://aldrich.club/ for more details, directions
Registration is not required, but PLEASE rsvp to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(This will help us plan seating, hand-outs, and the number of telescopes needed accordingly)