Wednesday, July 17, 2013; 11 a.m.
Location: UMaine Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall, 120 Munson Road, Orono, Maine
Contact: Alan Davenport; 2075811341
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 and discover how telescopes work, and what wonders they reveal. Learn about discoveries by the greats as Galileo, Huygens, Newton, and Hubble, and virtually enter the largest observatories in the world to see how modern astronomers use these instruments in exploring the mysteries of the universe. (Ages 9 – Adult)
Wednesday, July 17