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Area families can take a walk on the moon in Challenger Learning Center STARLAB October 27

Area families will have a chance take a walk on the moon in the Challenger Learning Center (CLC) at Paducahs STARLAB planetarium October 27 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Moon Madness is designed for children ages seven and up and their parents/guardians to learn more about the moon, Earths only natural satellite. The moon is a strange and mysterious place, and we want the families to experience it in a fun and educational way through our STARLAB, said Mellisa Duncan, CLC director.

The presentation at the CLC, which is located on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, will also include fun hands-on activities including a look through a telescope at the full moon. Dr. Victor Taveras, WKCTC assistant professor of physics, will conduct the telescope viewing.

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.

The event cost is $10 per person. No more than four children per adult. Make reservations today by calling (270) 534-3101. The registration form can be found at

Mail form to Challenger Learning Center, PO Box 7380, Paducah, KY 42002 or fax to (270) 534-6385. Only credit card payments accepted.

New students can register for spring classes at WKCTC beginning November 2. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit for class offerings. Spring classes begin January 11.