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Feb. 8, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Observatory at Bucknell University will host a Family Fun Night Saturday, Feb. 12, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the Bucknell University department of physics and the Susquehanna Valley Amateur Astronomers, focuses on activities for children and their families.

The evening's activities will include songs of the stars, craft activities for children and, weather permitting, views of a star-filled night.

Singers and storytellers Jina Gillis-Rosencrans and Tom Rosencrans will perform and lead children in songs and stories about stars, constellations, rainbows and other celestial phenomena.

Ned Ladd, professor of physics, will present "Comet Myths, Mysteries and Marvels," an interactive talk for children.

Children also will be able to make their own comets and participate in star-studded craft activities.

The Bucknell Observatory is located on the southern end of the Bucknell campus behind Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Ample parking is available; admission is free. The family fun night will proceed rain or shine.

For more information, call the department of physics office at 570-577-1207.


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