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Thursday July 19 2:30 & 4 pm
Paul Kinzer author of "Star Gazing Basics"
Be transported on a journey through the night sky as Paul Kinzer leads groups of 30 to 35 youths through his star lab. The lab is "an opaque inflatable dome with an entrance tunnel, 18 by 21 feet across and 11 feet high. In the center of the dome, a projector — with interchangeable cylindrical charts — projects a rotating image onto the inner surface of the dome. It can display more than a thousand stars and the Moon, for any time of any day of the year. It can also show the appearance of the sky from anywhere between the equator and the North Pole. Other cylinders display, among other things, constellation outlines, both modern and ancient. A 35mm slide projector is also used to project space images — some direct from NASA — of the Earth, Moon, planets, the Milky Way, and various deep-space objects." This grand finale of the summer program will be held at the World War II Museum right next door to the library. Sign up will be required for either the 2:30 or the 4pm tour.