Astronomy for Everyone

When May 31, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
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Astronomy for Everyone at the Sidney Public Library

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.

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. 

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This event is part of the Sidney Public Library's Eclipse 2017 series.  A total solar eclipse will occur this summer on August 21st.  Sidney is strategically located very near the path of totality, which is where a total eclipse can be seen.  Anyone interested in observing the eclipse will have an excellent opportunity in Sidney, for a near total eclipse viewing, or nearby if you want to travel to see the eclipse.  The Sidney Public Library is partnering with the StarNet and the Space Science Institute to provide information and resources about the 2017 Solar Eclipse. 

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.