Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night:

Spinning Stars into Gold

at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday December 9, 7:30 pm.

Rumpelstiltskin can spin straw into gold, but how do stars do it? Astronomer Dave Fong will reveal how gravitational waves and gamma ray bursts can tell us how neutron stars can make gold in a galaxy far far away.

Afterwards, we will observe clouds and/or rain. On the off-chance the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes. Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.

Information: (206) 842-9152
Web site: http://www.bpastro.org/


December 9th

LED Cards

Join us to create your own take home light up holiday cards!

All ages welcome, suggested $5 donation helps to cover costs. Two shows available, 4pm and 5pm. The 4pm show is usually blockbuster, so if you prefer less crowd join us at the 5pm show!

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