Library Unveils NASA images from Telescopes

Posted Nov 24th, 2009 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: Community Interest,


Join the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library for Astronomy Night as we conduct a national unveiling and display of spectacular NASA images from the Hubble, Spitzer Space and Chandra telescopes, scheduled from 6-8 p.m. TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 24 in the McMaster Center at Main Library, 325 Michigan St.

*NASA’s Spitzer Space telescope is named after the famous Toledo-reared scientist Lyman Spitzer, Jr. (1914-1997) who long lobbied NASA and Congress to place a telescope in space. Discover more about Lyman Spitzer, Jr. at a Toledo-Lucas County Public Library location near you!

Dr. Nancy Morrison, University of Toledo professor of Astronomy and Director of the Ritter Planetarium, will describe the new image and discuss the science involved behind these amazing images.

Following Dr. Morrison’s presentation, audience participants will join the Toledo Astronomical Association and Library officials for an out-of-this-world stargazing experience atop the Civic Plaza rooftop of Main Library – weather permitting.

The Library was recently awarded the multi-wavelength telescope images from NASA, as part of the celebration of 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy. This occasion marks the recognition of the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s first celestial observations. We hope to see you at this national event @ Your Library! *Note: Ritter Planetarium, of the University of Toledo’s College of Arts and Sciences, is also scheduled to host a public unveiling of the images at 7 p.m. this Friday, November 13.

For more details on the Library’s unveiling, please call 419.259.5209

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