Tuesday, January 23, 2007

See Centennial Stars at CQL!

Live music, refreshments, and “stars, stars, stars!” will kick off the Copper
Queen Library’s year-long Centennial Celebration – A Century at 6 Main – on
January 24, as the high-powered telescopes of local astronomer Brian DeWelles
of Starlight Planetarium Productions gaze heavenward from the library’s balcony
from 7-10 pm.

A first quarter moon will grace the sky, and Saturn will rise at 6:30pm, so
stargazers should be able to get a glimpse of it, too. The rings of Saturn are
spectacular, and some of the planet’s thirty-plus moons – including Titan, Rhea,
and Tethys – should be visible almost a billion miles away!

Earth’s moon is a closer target and really sparkles, with thousands of its craters
within telescope grasp, and many “deep sky” objects will also present themselves
to participants, including the Orion Nebula, a hydrogen gas cloud big enough to
form thousands of suns.

This exciting event is free for the whole family, so plan to join us for this once-in-
a-century centennial opportunity to explore the night skies from the library’s balcony.

For more information, contact the library at 432-4232.