The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky gazing on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 pm as part of the Stars Over Springfield observatory series. The program takes place on the first Friday of each month from September through May, and features an introductory talk on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research, or upcoming events like eclipses or comet appearances.
This month’s featured speaker is David Gallup, planetarium educator at the Springfield Science Museum and president of the Springfield Naturalists' Club. David will present an introductory program in the planetarium titled “Splendors of the Night Sky.”
Stars Over Springfield programs are best suited for families with children ages 8 and older, however younger children are also welcome. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children 17 and under. These programs are held rain or shine. If it is cloudy, a planetarium show will be presented in place of telescope viewing.
Secure free onsite parking is available. For information about astronomy programs at the museum, call 413.263.6800, ext. 318.