Lucy the Asteroid Space Probe

This article is intended for young kids (or the young at heart). We will discuss Lucy and her mission and then do some basic experiments with play-dough so your budding scientists can get hands on.

illustration of Lucy spacecraft

Credit: Southwest Research Institute

Lucy is a space probe created by NASA to study asteroids. She will visit one asteroid in the inner asteroid belt that exists between Mars and Jupiter and seven asteroids trapped in the same orbit as Jupiter. The asteroids the share … Read the rest “Lucy the Asteroid Space Probe”

“Four Centuries in a Weekend” History Event!

Sperry Observatory will be open on October 15 &16 from 12-5 pm, for the “Four Centuries in a Weekend” history event!

Come spend the weekend at Sperry during this annual Union County celebration of historic houses and sites.

Sperry will be open for tours, and Amateur Astronomers Inc. members will be available to answer your astronomy questions.

We will also be distributing gently-used astronomy and science-related books, magazines, and posters that were donated for this purpose.

This is a free … Read the rest ““Four Centuries in a Weekend” History Event!”

The January Monthly Meeting will be held on January 27 in the Roy Smith Theatre at 8:00 pm on the campus of Union College. There will be a guest speaker. This is open to the public.

X