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  • International Observe the Moon Night – September 19th

    Posted on September 14th, 2015 Lynn Powers No comments

    Join SMAS on Saturday September 19th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Emily Dickinson Elementary School playground for an evening of activities and observing the Moon.  This is the 5th year that SMAS has participated in the global event.

    In 2012, students from Emily Dickinson were chosen as the winners of the NASA contest to name the twin probes from the GRAIL mission.  The school was given a telescope so students could continue to observe our dark skies and the Moon.

    Students in the 4th and 5th grade will also be treated to an up close look at Apollo lunar samples.  During the 6 Apollo missions, 800 pounds of lunar dirt and rocks were brought back.

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