Monday, November 8, 2010

Galileoscope Workshop Offered at Hobbs

Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area is offering a hands-on Astronomy/Solar System workshop, Saturday, November 13th, at 4:00 PM at the park’s visitor center on Highway 12 just east of Rogers. Participants will: 1) build full-scale working models of the telescope used by Galileo 400 years ago, 2) learn scientific investigation principles by doing science experiments, 3) and discover patterns in the night sky in the EMPACTS traveling planetarium. If weather permits, participants will use their telescopes to view November night sky wonders.
Each participant (or team) will take home their high-quality Galileo optical telescope, a NASA Solar System and Astronomy Workshop Completion Certificate, Solar System Lithographs, posters, and postcards. Cost for workshop is $35 per team or per telescope. Teams may include teacher/student, parent/child, 2 students/adults, or single individuals desiring their own telescope. Suggested age 10 and up. Workshop space is limited. Please contact Hobbs State Park, 1-479-789-5000, to reserve your spot.

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