Carnegie Science Center programs focus on the sun, the moon, the stars
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 carnegiesciencecenter.org
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