The Springfield Science Museum's large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky-gazing on Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m.
The featured speaker for the evening will be Kevin Kopchynski, who will present "A Look at Black Holes." He will explain how these once theoretical astronomical objects form and why they are significant. Our own Milky Way Galaxy is believed to harbor a supermassive black hole at its core. Following the talk, participants will view Saturn and its rings through the telescope. The program will be held rain or shine. If it is overcast, a planetarium show will be presented in place of using the telescope. Stars Over Springfield programs are offered on the first Friday of each month from September through May. The 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.