The Canby, Dawson, and Madison Public Libraries are kicking off a new initiative to connect local youth and residents with opportunities to engage with astronomy topics, citizen science, and to allow them to check out telescopes from their local public library. We hope this will open up a universe of new opportunities to investigate and get curious. We wanted to start things off with a big bang: NASA-JPL Solar System Ambassador Anya Hartpence will be coming to all three libraries on October 2nd to share a hands-on demonstration where we will be simulating impact craters like those we can see on the surface of the moon after viewing a presentation about the moon. The times are as follows:
October 2nd 10am-11am Canby Public Library
October 2nd 12:30pm-1:30pm Dawson Public Library
October 2nd 3pm-4pm Madison Public Library
KLQP will be broadcasting an interview with Anya Hartpence on Tuesday, September 28th at 4 PM.Youth ages 5-18 as well as interested adults are encouraged to attend. This event is free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of the presenter. Participants will receive a copy Constellations of the Night Sky by Bruce LaFontaine, a Dover Coloring Book, while supplies last. Also, be on the lookout for our telescope training events that will feature art projects, activities, and training on the telescopes and telescope kits that will be available for checkout. Dates and times for those programs are coming soon. Can’t wait to see you there!