Star party planned for Beechwood Park in Monroeville
Monroeville Public Library staffers invite families to join them at Beechwood Park and reach for the stars.
The fifth annual Star Party is planned for 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the park along Ramsey Road.
Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will have telescopes and other equipment to help people gaze at the wonders of the Milky Way galaxy.
“This is one of our favorite events of the year,” said assistant director/teen services librarian Pamela Bodziock. “I think people love space, people love astronomy … It gives people a chance to have star gazing brought to their own backyard. It brings space to us.”
Bodziock said between 40 and 80 people have participated in previous parties.
The event is free and no registration is required.
A pre-party event is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the library.
Amateur astronomer Fred Klein will present “What You Can See of the Solar System,” with close-up photographs of the sights and lights of the solar system.
The program is free and open to people ages 6 and older.
More information about library programs is available at monroevillelibrary.org.
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