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Telescope Night Thursday

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POSTED August 3, 2015 9:03 p.m.

MODESTO  – The Modesto Junior College Astronomy Club’s next Telescope Night is Thursday, Aug. 6, from 9 to 11 p.m. on the fourth floor rooftop of the Science Community Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue. 

Telescope Night admission is free. It involves using multiple 12-inch telescopes and a 28-inch telescope/camera.  Each telescope will be staffed by a member of the MJC Astronomy Club who can explain what is being viewed and answer questions. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase with proceeds benefitting the student-based Astronomy Club. 

The MJC Great Valley Museum will also be offering showings of “Earthquake:  Life on a Dynamic Planet.”  The first show is at 12:15 p.m. with shows during Telescope Night at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Tickets to the planetarium shows are $6 each and are available in advance at the GVM Nature Shop and before each show.  Seating is limited to the first 100.

(Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted to the planetarium.) The Planetarium is located on the first floor of the Science Community Center.  For more information visit or call the GVM at (209) 575-6196.

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