WVWC Teams up with Science Public Outreach Group to Sponsor Universe in Park Event at Stonewall Resort
By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on February 11, 2019
If the sky is clear, a telescope will be set up to observe the Moon and Mars. Sky maps will be available to help identify constellations, planets, and bright stars. If the sky is cloudy, there will still be fun activities, including a planet walk, and kids will build a model Solar System. Throughout the evening, we encourage questions from children and adults, alike, and we enjoy discussing topics ranging from backyard astronomy to the latest scientific discoveries.
Universe in the Park is a program designed to introduce people to the astronomical discoveries made right here in West Virginia. The program is funded through the WV Science Public Outreach Team which trains college students as ambassadors to give presentations about current science, technology, and engineering to K-12 classrooms, museums, and youth programs. Teachers can learn about the SPOT program and request a presentation for their classroom at https://sites.google.com/view/wvspot.
For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Tracey DeLaney, assistant professor of physics, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional details about each planetarium show, go to https://www.wvwc.edu/academics/schools-departments/school-of-science/department-of-physics-engineering/planetarium/.