December 11, 2008
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Live from the Sun:
Celebrate the Solstice in SpaceLink
Saturday, December 21, 2008 12 p.m.
The shortest day of the year is not short on activity at the Maryland Science Center, which offers midday programming for sun lovers of all ages.
Celebrate the official start of winter with “Live from the Sun,” a staff-led discussion of the sun’s movement in the Davis Planetarium and the Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory. In the Observatory, visitors will be able to safely view sunspots and other sun features that can’t be seen with the naked eye through special filtered telescopes.
Simultaneously, SpaceLink will feature arts and crafts for children to make the Northern Lights come alive, and create three dimensional images of the sun.
All sun tracking activities will be weather permitting. The observatory will be open from 1-4 p.m..
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Maryland Science Center at 410-545-5940.
About the Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with more than a dozen full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; an exploration of the day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton's Alley. Other popular attractions in the museum include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.