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Science Museum to Host Stars Over Springfield Astronomy Program

SPRINGFIELD — On Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m., the Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will once again be open for public skygazing for the monthly Stars Over Springfield observatory program. These programs are organized by the museum and the Springfield Stars Club, and take place on the first Friday of each month. The featured talk on Sept. 2 is by Curator of Physical Science Richard Sanderson, who will speak about eclipses of the sun and moon, and the upcoming 2017 total solar eclipse.

Stars Over Springfield programs are best suited for families with children ages 8 and older; however, younger children are also welcome. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children 17 and under. These programs are held rain or shine. If it is cloudy, a planetarium show will be presented in place of telescope viewing.

The Springfield Science Museum is located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards St. in downtown Springfield. Free on-site parking is available.

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