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Area Families Can Learn About Stars and Constellations in Challenger Learning Center STARLAB

Area families will have a chance to gaze at the stars and constellations in the Challenger Learning Center (CLC) at Paducahs STARLAB planetarium October 28.

We are inviting children ages seven and up and their parents/guardians to come to the center to join us in the STARLAB for an up close and personal view of the stars and constellations in our area, said Mellisa Duncan, CLC director.

The 45-minute STARLAB presentation at the CLC, which is located on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, is a fun and educational way to teach students about the wonders of astronomy and astrology.

Following the presentation, Dr. Victor Taveras, WKCTC assistant professor of physics, will have a telescope set up to provide students with another view of the night sky. Students will also have the opportunity to make a special STAR Finder to use in their own backyards to locate the constellations.

The event will be held on October 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. No more than four children per adult. Make reservations today by calling (270) 534-3101.

Participants must remove shoes and adults will need to bend over while entering the STARLAB through a short tunnel. Special accommodations can be made for those with physical limitations.