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Spotlight on the stars

Friday, April 8, 2005

Its Astronomy Get Excited!

To celebrate International astronomy week, the Prescott Public Library is presenting "Spotlight on the Stars." Beginning Sunday April 17 and continuing through Saturday April 23, there will be presentations and activites centered around astronomy and the planetary community. Activities during the week will include workshops, lectures, exhibits, and a gathering of researchers from across Arizona.

For more information:

Call the Prescott Library at (928) 777-1500 of go to

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What will happen each day?

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U.S. Geological Survey Involvment:


Thursday April 21, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

After school program at the libary:

USGS Mars Rover Workshop

Web guru Deborah Soltesz sets up a really fun, interactive Mars rover game. All school children welcome - sign up early with youth librarian.

Location: Library third floor meeting room.

saturn Thursday April 21, 6:30 -8:30 PM:

Third Thursday Series with Prescott Public Library:

1. "Exploring a New World: Huygens at Titan"

The Huygens probe successfully accomplished the first descent and landing on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005. Cassini Huygens mission scientist Brent Archinal will present an overview and some of the initial results from that mission, including particularly a summary of the imaging results.

2. "Mars Exploration Rover Mission Status"

The two Mars Exploration rovers have exceeded expectations, and have been exploring the surface of Mars for over 400 days. Mars Exploration Rover mission scientist Jeff Johnson will present the latest updates from the Martian surface.

Link: USGS Astro - Mars Exploration Rover Project

Link: USGS - Cassini Mission