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Star Tour Sunday at Jefferson County Park

Mar 16, 2017

The Science Center of Iowa and the Iowa City Children’s Museum is bringing a free Star Tour event Sunday to Jefferson County Park.

At the event, high-powered telescopes will be set up so everyone can get up close with the cosmos with a chance to view Mars in the west and Jupiter in the east.

Drop in anytime between 7:30-9:30 p.m., rain or shine, and visit with the science center staff and see the stellar sights. The Star Tour will be on the eastern edge of Jefferson County Park and can be reached at 2186 Key Blvd.

In addition to the star viewing, first-grade students at Washington Elementary School will get a taste of space Monday when SCI’s Science @ Your Site outreach staff presents “Enter the Universe,” a classroom program featuring a portable planetarium.

The Fairfield events are part of a series of Star Tours that will bring public telescope viewings and classroom programs to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Ottumwa and Fairfield.

For details on the program and other Science Center of Iowa astronomy events, visit www.sciowa.org/astronomy.

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