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Don’t Look At The Sun! Solar Eclipse Tonight

This afternoon, get ready for a solar eclipse, as the sun sets! How cool is that?

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True-Color Deep Space Image Taken In Southern Sky
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Telescope Users Workshop Saturday at Longway Planetarium

If you own a telescope, or are thinking of getting one, here is a great opportunity to learn how to properly use different types of telescopes from Longway Planetarium Astronomer, Richard Walker.

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True-Color Deep Space Image Taken In Southern Sky
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Longway Planetarium Hosts Poetry Under the Stars

No matter where you stand on Earth, look up and you'll see the same sky as everyone else. Since the development of language, and even before, the stars and planets have been a source of wonder and mystery and inspiration for poets the world over

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Romance Under The Stars at Longway Planetarium

The new year is just about upon us, and that means that Valentine's Day will be sneaking up on you faster than an arrow from Cupid's quiver. Face it, it's tough to come up with great ideas to sweep the love of your life off his/her feet.

The folks at Sloan/Longway have come to your romantic rescue. Experience a unique and intimate dinner for two under the stars of Longway Planetarium that includes hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

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Bright Fireball
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Orionid Meteor Shower Should Be Visible Tonight

After days of clouds and rain, we are expecting skies to clear tonight and through the weekend. That will make viewing of the annual Orionid Meteor Showers visible to those willing to brave the cool temperatures. This particular meteor shower isn't quite as spectacular as the Perseid meteor shower in August, but you can expect to see 15-20 meteors or "shooting stars" per hour.

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‘Eerie Experiments’ At Longway Planetarium

Longway Planetarium is celebrating again this year with their annual science party! You and the kids can make yummy edible monster muffins, scary flying ghosts, and an eerie lava lamp. All the fun begins on Friday, October 21st at 6pm. It's ideal for families with kids 8 and up. The cost is $12 per person, or $40 for a family of four. It includes pizza. Pre-registration is required.

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Longway Planetarium
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Kearsley Street To Get Facelift, Flint Cultural Center Still Open During Road Work

If you have plans to visit the Flint Cultural Center this summer, getting there will be a bit of a challenge for a month or two.  Work is to begin on July 5th to replace pavement on Kearsley Street between Crapo and Walnut.  New lights will be installed as well as new informational banners. 

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under the stars
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Poetry Under The Stars Tuesday

Longway Planetarium will host "Poetry Under The Stars"  Tuesday, March 8th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.  This will be the only P.U.T.S. in 2011.  The Event is free.

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space station in the sky
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Space Station Visible Tonight

If the clouds stay away (the forecast says they will), you'll have an opportunity to view the International Space Station.

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