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Carnegie Science Center programs focus on the sun, the moon, the stars

Mary Pickels
| Thursday, March 8, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
Explore the night sky with Carnegie Science Center's SkyWatch program, held on March 16.
Explore the night sky with Carnegie Science Center's SkyWatch program, held on March 16.

Carnegie Science Center is offering two upcoming events likely to appeal to stargazers.

A "Space Out! Astronomy Weekend" will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 and 11 at the facility on Pittsburgh's North Side.

Participants will discover how to navigate the stars, get an up-close look at moon rocks and meteorites, have the chance to safely observe the sun, and learn all about telescopes, according to a news release. The program is included in admission.

"SkyWatch" will be shown at 8 and 10 p.m. March 16 in the Buhl Planetarium and Observatory, which features a tour of the night sky, planetarium programs, and chats with a team of expert stargazers.

If skies are clear, visitors can head up to the observatory and look for Saturn's rings or details on the lunar surface through the center's 16-inch Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

Astronomy experts can bring their own (fully-assembled) telescope to share with others, and visit "SkyWatch" for free.

Cost is $4 as an add-on to general admission.

Details: 412-237-3400 or

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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