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Traverse Area District Library Hosts Out of This World Mobile Planetarium

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Grownups are often telling kids to ‘shoot for the stars’, and Monday the Traverse Area District Library made that a little more possible.

The library hosted the of Detroit and their mobile planetarium. It’s a chance for visitors to check out the constellations and planets and have a discussion about the possibility of water and life on other planets.

It was part of the library’s Science-Palooza day, with ten different science and conservation activities for kids.  Andy Schuck is TADL’s Head of Youth Services. He says space has been a new frontier for the library in recent years. “With the great outpouring of interest and support from the community, we’ve been targeting bringing more space-type programs to the library. Families seem really impressed and excited about it.” He adds that the mobile planetarium “will be packing up and going north and visiting other libraries in our region.”  The traveling mobile “Discovery Dome” planetarium will be in Petoskey on Friday, July 22nd. On Friday, July 15th the Petoskey library will host the ‘Eureka!’ presentation which is an interactive assembly about scientists and inventors from diverse backgrounds.

Meanwhile Traverse City’s library will host a special event Tuesday, as NASA releases the first images from the new Webb Space Telescope. NMC Astronomy Professor Jerry Dobek will be on hand for the release of the images and the discussion that follows. Get more details .


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