NASA VISITOR CENTER ANNOUNCES WINTER ASTRONOMY SERIES

Image Credit: NASA

Image Credit: NASA

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host an Astronomy and Night Sky Winter Series beginning Friday, January 15, from 7 – 10 p.m.

During each event, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities that include an Astronomy 101 presentation, astronomy-themed movies, and hands-on activities and crafts. The Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will be on-site to provide expertise and high-powered telescope views of objects in the winter night sky.

Kim Check, Visitor Center manager, said, “We are excited to launch another year of engaging programming and events. The Winter Astronomy Series, which is both fun and educational, will provide an opportunity to learn about our solar system and beyond, as well as helping beat the winter blues.”

The events will occur on the third Friday of each month: January 15, February 19, and March 18. The event, which is free and open to the public, will occur regardless of weather. However, telescope viewing is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

The NASA Visitor Center, located on Va. Rt. 175 about six miles from U. S. Route 13 and five miles from Chincoteague, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information about Astronomy Night or the Visitor Center, Call 757-824-1344 or visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

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