March 17, 2009
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100 Hours of Astronomy
The Maryland Science Center will celebrate 100 Hours of Astronomy on Friday, April 3 from 7:00 – 10:30 pm in the Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory as part of a worldwide event. 100 Hours of Astronomy events around the world encourage the public to look through a telescope for the first time. Visitors to the Maryland Science Center will observe the Moon, Saturn, and other night sky objects.
100 Hours of Astronomy is the cornerstone program of the International Year of Astronomy, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first glimpse through a telescope.
100 Hours of Astronomy is free with paid admission to the Maryland Science Center. The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
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.