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Starry starry night; celestial marvels revealed

North Star constellations. - Contributed photo
North Star constellations.
— image credit: Contributed photo

Stargazing will reach new heights on San Juan Island when the Seattle Museum of Flight’s traveling planetarium sets down at Friday Harbor Elementary School.

The planetarium program “Under the Night Sky” catapults viewers from our own solar system and out into deep space to explore North Star constellations and other distant, yet eternally enchanting, celestial objects. Mark Friday, March 14, 6:30-9 p.m. on the calendar.

Sponsored by FANS (Families And Neighbors Support Island Rec) and Earthbox Inn, this ticketed event includes admission to the 30-minute planetarium program, which will be shown six times over the course of the evening. Tickets are showtime-specific and space is limited for each time slot; $10 adults, $8 for children grades K-6.

The program is best-suited for children age five or older; children under nine must be accompanied by an adult, with ticket. Arrive early or hang around after the program to enjoy other astronomy-related exhibits and activities. Outdoor stargazing with high-powered telescopes–hot chocolate and cookies as well– is also planned, in the event of good weather and clear skies (Local astronomy buffs and night-sky photographers with interest in adding to the evening’s events are encouraged to contact Island Rec’s Jason Davis; jason@islandrec.org).

For more information or to purchase tickets contact Island Rec, 378-4953, www.islandrec.org.

 

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