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Build Your Own Telescope October 2, 2009

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IYA2009-LogoIt’s the International Year of Astronomy and we’re celebrating with two special programs for children aged 10 to 13.  Eric Norris, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, will host a short talk on the history of the telescope and then guide 10 lucky kids through the assembly of a Galileoscope.  The Galileoscope is a simple kit that you can use to view the heavens when it is mounted on a good photographic tripod.  We’ll be hosting two programs and there are openings for 10 children along with a parent in each session.  Each child must present their current Sunnyvale Library card to sign up and their parent must accompany them to the program.  No exceptions will be made and sign-ups must be made in person at the Adult Reference Desk.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 7 p.m.



-The child’s Library Card must be presented when signing up.

-The child must be from 10-13 years old.

-A parent must accompany the child to the program

-All sign ups must be made in person at the Reference Desk

-The Galileoscope requires a good photographic tripod to work.


PS-If you’d like to just listen to the lecture, you’re welcome to attend.


Funds to purchase the Galileoscopes have been provided by the Friends of the Sunnyvale Library.


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