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Night Sky Observation (Rescheduled from 8/10)

Wednesday, August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Due to the prediction of cloudy skies, this event has been rescheduled. 

If you already registered for the 8/10 event, you don’t need to sign up again.

Astrono-educator Bob Reichman will share a brief indoor program summarizing what we learn about Earth’s ocean depths from instruments flown high up in SPACE!  Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich is our newest satellite monitoring the seas and provides data to scientists and countries around the world about ocean water conditions and threats.  Afterwards, weather permitting, we’ll go outside and set up a 12″ Dobsonian telescope to share magnified views of a near-full Moon.  Once it’s dark enough, we can shift our focus to gaze on Saturn and his icy rings and the largest moon in our solar system.
If skies don’t work with us again on August 31, our cloud date will be September 1.

 

Bob Reichman has been edutaining family audiences on all things astronomy since 2009, the International Year of Astronomy, and the 400th anniversary of Galileo first pointing a telescope to the stars.  In addition to giving high-energy talks and sharing telescopic views at area libraries, parks and schools, Ranger Bob is an Astro Volunteer-In-Park every fall at Acadia National Park on the rocky Maine coast.  He’s entered his third year on an advisory mission with NASA and the Girl Scouts Heart of NJ Council and was awarded the Girl Scout Honor Pin in 2021.

 

Registration is strongly recommended for this program.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, August 31
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Scotch Plains Public Library
1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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Phone:
908-322-5007
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Organizer

Adult Services Department
Phone:
(908) 322-5007 ext 204
Email:
library@scotlib.org
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