Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Photo courtesy of NASA

JANUARY 30, 2010

Doors open at 5:30pm

Planetarium show: Mars
Planetarium times: 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, and 8:30pm
Mars Lecture by Professor Darryl Schrader: 7:15pm
Movie: Star Wars: The Clone Wars 8:00pm
Telescope viewing: 7:45pm - 11:30pm

Join The Science Center of Pinellas and the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club for a fun family evening to observe Mars, full moon, and other celestial bodies. Professor Darryl Schrader of St. Petersburg College will be lecturing on Mars at opposition.

Ask about our Astrophotography Program!

A continued feature of this event will be to collect students (and family) names to be included on a microchip that NASA will send to Mars as part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, scheduled to launch in 2011. Participants will truly be part of Mars history!

Also sign up for the Glory Mission. "Send your name around the Earth" project Glory: "We got your back, Earth." Glory mission will measure solar energy entering the Earth's atmosphere.
A certificate will be provided to the registrants.

As part of our monthly Sci-Fi and Sky event, we will also be featuring the animated movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars, for all the family members viewing in our rear courtyard. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! In addition the Astronomy Club will have telescopes set up for Mars and the Full Moon viewing.

$3.00 Per Person Donation

Adult Beverages will be available for an additional donation.
Pizza and soft drinks will be available for purchase between 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
Please R.S.V.P. for event and planetarium shows
(limited seating is available)
(727)384-0027 or
7701 22nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Fl 33710

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