Wednesday, October 16, 2013; 7 p.m.
Location: UMaine Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall, 120 Munson Road, Orono, Maine
Contact: Alan Davenport; 2075811341
Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope (ages 9-adult, grades 4 & up): From a starlit backyard to Italy and the invention of the telescope 400 years ago, follow the story of two students who join a local star party to discover how telescopes work and what wonders they reveal. Learn about the work of great astronomers like Galileo, Newton, and Hubble, and view the largest observatories in the world to see how modern astronomers use these instruments in exploring the mysteries of the universe.