Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Astrogeek Returns to Bridgewater Public Library

Have you ever wondered what else can be seen in the nighttime sky besides the moon and a few twinkling stars? Local amateur astronomer, Stephen “AstroGeek” LaFlamme, will be speaking at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, July 22, at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. LaFlamme will be sharing anecdotes and photographs that he has collected over the past 31 years. The audience will see backyard images of craters on the moon, distant spiral galaxies, starbirth regions, comets, exploded stars and more.

Watch a video of Jupiter’s rotation and its orbiting moons, as captured with an off-the-shelf webcam. Hear about the discovery of a “moving star” that went undetected by professionals. Hold a meteorite that is 4.6 billion years old. See the universe like you never thought possible as it is explored from a local backyard observatory.

This free program is suitable for adults, teens and children age 6 and up. Bring your questions about the nighttime sky and our universe.

“The Nighttime Sky” will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the library’s lower level, accessible by stairs and elevator. Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

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