Thursday, May 2, 2013

Professor John Martin part of Springfield stargazing event

Join Lincoln Memorial Garden in an evening of stargazing on Friday, May 3. Dr. John Martin from the University of Illinois Springfield’s Astronomy and Physics program will kick off the agenda with an hour talk about planets, meteors and meteorites that can be seen in the night sky.

There will be an opportunity to gaze through a telescope, thanks to Sangamon Astronomical Society members. Bad weather would postpone the program until Sunday, May 5. Questions as to whether the program is postponed should be made between 3-4 p.m. via phone to the garden.

The event is free, but reservations are required. Donations are always welcome.

The event was featured by the Illinois Times on May 2, 2013.

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