Thursday, January 12, 2012

York County Astronomical Society

How many of us knew that there was an active astronomical society here in York?

Well, thankfully, there is and they are gearing up for an exciting few months with clinics, public observations and a kids program at the planetarium. Tomorrow night the Learning Center Planetarium, located at 300 East 6th Avenue in York, will be showing "Two Small Pieces of Glass" a story of how telescopes were invented and how they continue to teach us about our universe. The program begins at 7pm followed by a Star Watch at 7:40pm where the kids will learn about constellations and get a tour of the solar system.

The program is geared toward families, but they ask that children that cannot sit through a 35 minute presentation not attend. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children, additional shows that night are only $1. (There is also an 8:20pm show called "New Horizon's" all about Pluto!)

As a former "Young Astronaut", anyone else remember being part of that group in school, I was very excited to read about the York County Astronomical Society and all that they offer here in York. I'm hoping to attend tomorrow night, maybe I will see you there!

For more information visit their website at:

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