Moon Over Main Street is tomorrow night. If you haven't experienced Moon Over Main Street in downtown Gravette, you're missing a treat.
Members of the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society will line the north side of Main Street with telescopes and be on hand to answer questions. The street lights will be extinguished at approximately 7:00 PM and, with the forecast of a clear and cold night, the stage should be set for a fantastic night of stargazing.
Bring your flashlight and stop inside the library to outfit it with a red cellophane covering so that you may view star charts, also available inside the library, without impacting your night vision.
View night sky objects outside and then step into the library to view the exhibits and enjoy refreshments. Our traditional hot spiced cider is on the menu.
The James Webb Space Telescope, successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, is scheduled to launch December 18th. Stop by the exhibit to learn more about this infrared telescope with revolutionary technology that can look through dusty clouds to see distant galaxies. Children may listen to "Star Stories" provided by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian and take home "Life Cycle of a Massive Star" bookmark kits.
An Interactive Solar System will be on display inside the library. Through this experience, you can find information about satellites, planets, dwarf planets, comets and asteroids in our solar system... in real time. This is part of "NASA's Eyes" provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology.
The Gravette Public Library is one of 60 libraries nationwide selected to participate in NASA @ My Library, an education initiative created to increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons. Moon Over Main Street is one of three events that will be hosted by the Gravette Public Library as a participant in NASA @ My Library. Other events include First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope to be held next spring and Oceans of Possibilities, a summer reading program, scheduled for next summer.
It all starts with Moon over Main Street. We look forward to seeing you there!