Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey

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Introduction:

ICL is excited to announce the arrival of Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey in late August. The exhibit will include a variety of fun and interactive experiences for patrons of all ages.Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey, a traveling exhibition for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Afterschool Alliance. Explore Space is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Schedule:

GRAND OPENING: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 at 4:00PM

The Explore: Space grand opening will be a night not to miss.

LEARNING OUR NIGHT SKY: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 07 at 7:00PM

Explore space with local expert John Buting who will lead us through an evening of observing
the Colorado night sky. We will have telescopes and binoculars available.

EXPLORING OUR SOLAR SYSTEM: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at 2:30PM

The San Juan SkyGazers will be at ICL teaching us about our solar system with the aid of the
Explore Space exhibit. The program is appropriate for all children K-12

ROCKETS, LANDERS, & ROVERS: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 1:00PM

We will Explore Space by learning about rockets, landers, rovers, and all things spacecraft.

LEARN THE PLANETS STORYTIME: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 at 10:00AM

A fun storytime for the whole family where we will learn about the planets in our solar system
with our huggable planets.

A COSMIC JOURNEY & FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at 5:30PM

Dinner and a story with your kids. We will be introduced to the wonders of the cosmos.
Learn about constellations and create your own.

MARS & THE NAGOON NEBULA: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 at 7:00PM

Once darkness sets in on September 28, Mars will make it a convenient marker for training
backyard telescopes on the 4,000 light-year-distant Lagoon Nebula. The two celestial objects
will appear less than 1 degree apart, making them easily fit inside the same field of
view in both binoculars and telescopes.

DEEP SKY VISITORS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 05 at 2:30PM

Let’s journey deep into the sky to learn about what is in outer space. You will make things to
take home from the sessions.

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 08 at 7:00PM

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that
encourages observation , appreciation, and understanding of the moon.

EXPLORE SPACE FROM YOUR COMPUTER: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 at 5:30PM

Learn all the ways to learn about space from your computer, tablet, or phone.

FINDING THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 at 5:30PM

Join us as we hunt for alien Earth-like planets. In far off galaxies. This can be done by looking
for the habitable zone, or Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are right for liquid water.