Planets for the People: Sidewalk Astronomy at Mellow Mushroom
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 1:39 PM by Guest Blogger
On Saturday, April 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, the third Planets for the People will take place at Mellow Mushroom (1009 Gervais St.) in the Vista. SC State Museum staff and Midlands Astronomy Club members will set up telescopes outside the restaurant to give attendees a look at the moon, planets and stars. Guests will have a chance to peer into a solar scope early in the evening to get a close up look at our most important star: the sun. After dark Saturn, the second largest planet in our solar system will rise into view! Not only will attendees get to explore the night sky they will also receive a little museum swag. Staff will be handing out coupons for museum admission to event attendees and if you are a museum member you will receive a coupon to the museum store. Stargazing is free to public and if you make Mellow Mushroom pizza a part of your dinner plans for the evening they will donate a portion of your purchase to the South Carolina State Museum!
You can learn more about this event at the museum's website: www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org or by calling 803.898.4937.
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Contributed by guest blogger, Jennifer Thrailkill, membership manager at the South Carolina State Museum.
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