Kevin Manning of Look Up to the Stars will be in Sidney on Wednesday May 31st to present his program of Astronomy for Everyone.  Manning, an astronaut and former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy.  He will be sharing his expertise on the size and scale of the universe, the stars and other celestial wonders.  Hands on activities, including the opportunity to look at the stars through a telescope, are part of the evening's program.

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Children and adults are welcome to attend this special event.  It will begin at 7:00pm inside the library and will conclude outside for the star-gazing portion.

Manning has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories. He won national and international awards in his field, was both a Wright Fellow and an Einstein Fellow, and did some work with Brookhaven National Laboratory.


Children of all ages will explore the theme of making the world a great place to play, work and live in. The Sidney Public Library presents “Build a Better World” during our summer library program. This summer’s theme makes use of the universal appeal of creating, repurposing, and building. Through books, games, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities, participants will discover new ways of looking at the world around them. They’ll have the opportunity to challenge themselves, try new things, and work together to make positive change in the world.

The 2017 Summer Library Program is open to young people, preschool through junior high, with programs, prizes, storytimes, and more. The program will run for 5 weeks on Fridays beginning June 9. The time is 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Registration for “Build a Better World” is in progress. Registrations will be accepted through June 9, but if you wish to order a t-shirt, the deadline is May 23. For more information, stop by the library or give us a call at 712-374-6203.


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