Thursday, September 8, 2011

ATLANTApix: Moon "Over" Atlanta

The Moon, at Fernbank Science Center
The Moon, Fernbank Science Center
School is back in session which means that a lot of kids will be heading to the Fernbank Science Center to study astronomy, including Earth's moon (photo), as well as geology, animals, plant life, space travel, and an entire host of other scientific subjects...all potential for wondrous discoveries.

The Center is also open to the general public, lucky for us! This particular moon (photo), which hangs just inside the entrance to the Fernbank Planetarium, part of the Fernbank Science Center, is one of hundreds of models throughout the Center that serve as learning tools.

It just so happens that the Fernbank Science Center is part of the Dekalb County School System, so it's perfectly suited for educating our youth...as well as our adults and tourists of all ages.

And remember, the Fernbank Observatory is open to the public on Thursday and Friday nights (weather permitting) for a free viewing of the night sky from 9:00 p.m. until approximately 10:30 p.m.

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2 comments:

Terry said...

It's fun to visit the telescope on Friday night. The experts there really enjoy showing you things and the big and small telescopes. The Bradley Observatory at Agnes Scott is also very cool http://www.agnesscott.edu/academics/bradleyobservatory

Travis S. Taylor said...

You're right, Terry. The Telescope is a lot of fun. The last time I went, Jupiter was visible in the sky and through the telescope, we could clearly see the "Big Red Spot." Never thought I would ever see something like that and there it was!