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Planetarium in Cerritos

on May 21, 2012

Did you catch the eclipse yesterday?  Through some handiwork of my friends, my kids and I were able to see the partial eclipse and I have to admit that despite the fact that I used to  fall asleep during Astronomy 101, it was pretty cool!  I wonder if NASA knew this was going to happen and scheduled the traveling exhibition of Visions of the Universe to arrive at the Cerritos Library to coincide with this event.  I know it certainly has renewed my son’s interest in the cosmos.  Here is an excerpt from the press release on this exhibit:

The exhibit is part of a multi-year global celebration of astronomy, highlighted by the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo. The goal of the continuing celebration is to create awareness of astronomy’s impact on society and culture, stimulate young people’s interest in astronomy and science, portray astronomy as a global peaceful endeavor and nourish a scientific outlook in society. 

As part of this exhibit, the Cerritos library is hosting a temporary planetarium for children ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, May 23.  There will two showings at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Seating is limited to 40 kids per show.

Cerritos Library
18025 Bloomfield Avenue
Cerritos, CA 90703

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