Monday, October 22, 2012
The students and their families can participate in the workshop and take their own digital photos through Smithsonian observatories.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Students ages 8 and up will get the chance to operate a telescope and even take photos of what they observe through Tellus Science Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate. But they need to register soon, as there's only room for 60 participants. Digital Astronomy Workshop The goal of the program is to teach youth participants through hands on exercises control the Smithsonian's Micro-Observatory robotic telescopes over the Internet. Participants will learn to take images of the universe. Images created will be used in astrophotography exhibitions featuring their unique images, captions, poems, and comparisons to images taken by NASA's space-based observatories. The program promotes increased interest, awareness, and knowledge of astronomy content…
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Astronomy Day is Saturday and the sky’s the limit when it comes to keeping busy this weekend.
Looking to plan your weekend calendar? Cartersville Patch has you covered! Here are ideas for your favorite days of the week. • BINGO Where/When: Emmie Nelson Public Library on Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. Why Go: Take a chance at winning prizes as you have some fun on a Friday afternoon. Note that this is an adult event. Pricing: Free • FUNDRAISER FUN Where/When: Harley-Davidson of Cartersville on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Why Go: Enjoy live music, barbeque, face painting, silent auction, raffles and more with proceeds helping to fund a much needed surgery for Tina Ivester Ulrich. Pricing: Donations • ASTRONOMY DAY AT TELLUS Where/When: Tellus Science Museum on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Why Go: Where better to spend National …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Come out Saturday and see why the stars have fascinated man since the dawn of time.
Tellus Science Museum on Saturday will celebrate National Astronomy Day. This will be the third year in a row that Tellus has planned activities in conjunction with this nationally recognized day. Originally conceived in California in 1973 by Doug Berger, then president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California, National Astronomy Day was meant to bring the world of astronomy closer to the average person. Berger decided that instead of enticing people to travel long distances to visit an observatory, he would setup telescopes at busy, urban locations like street corners, shopping malls and parks, to bring the world of astronomy closer to them. The idea was a hit and soon people wanted to see what the bigger telescopes had to…
Friday, February 11, 2011
What do you need to know today? A lot happens in our not-so-little city, but we'll keep you informed.
1. It looks like a weekend of sunny skies and warmer temperatures, at least during the day, according the National Weather Service forecast. Friday should be clear with a high near 47, but the mercury is expected to fall to a chilly 22 degrees. 2. It’s Valentine’s Day weekend! Instead of flowers and chocolates, why not treat your honey to a scrumptious meal? Check out our suggestions and make some of your own: the 5 Most Romantic Restaurants. If you need something to with the kiddos this weekend, check out our Grab & Go Kids Planner. 3. Go ahead and plan your detour before the rush of Monday morning arrives. CSX is planning to do more work on the railroad and this one is likely to affect lots of folks going to and coming from Sugar Valley…
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Having trouble making weekend plans for yourself or the family? Look no further.
Another weekend is upon us, and again you have no idea as to what you want to do. Cartersville Patch has been keeping its ear to the ground for all the great weekend stuff coming up, and we're sharing the best of it with you. 1. THIRD-ANNUAL NIGHT OF INDEPENDENTS FILM FESTIVAL Where/When: Legion Theater; Saturday, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Why Go: What better way to spend your Saturday evening than taking in independent films in a classic theater? Pricing: $5 2. GEORGIA NEXT LEVEL BASKETBALL OPEN GYM/TRYOUTS Where/When: Allatoona High School; Sunday, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. (15u-17u tryouts start at 3 p.m., 11u-14u tryouts start at 5 p.m.) Why Go: Because your kid has mad ups. Pricing: free 3. JUNIOR ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP Where/When: Tellus Science Museum; …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Fight the winter doldrums with fun activities yfor you and your kids.
Here are workshops, movies, attractions, hiking and theatre — pick and choose from this week’s array of events. FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK • JR. ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP Where/When: Tellus Science Museum on Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., kids 5 and up. Why Go: Be there as your child’s understanding of the world expands. Get tickets before the event is full. Pricing: $10 for members and $25 for non-members. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. • YOGI BEAR 3D Where/When: Carmike Cinemas 12, see site for show times. Why Go: This 3D film mixes live action with animation. Add in a box of candy and that equals one very happy kid. Rated PG. Pricing: $6.50 matinee, $9 adult and $7 child evening. $3 additional 3D surcharge. • BOUNCE-N-BEANS …