Wed September 11, 2013
Earth Calendar for September 11th and September 12th
On Saturday September 14th, from noon until 11:00 pm, the Cincinnati Observatory will celebrate the telescope with an all-day (and all night) open house called ScopeOut, an opportunity for people of all ages to look at the latest and greatest astronomical equipment offered by local and national vendors.
Activities include, classes, educational materials for teachers, kid's space crafts, safe viewing of the Sun, meteorites, tours of historic Observatory buildings and more astronomical door prizes than you can imagine. Featured events include Kid's Astro Art Contest & Exhibit, safe solar viewing, telescope-making demonstrations, educational materials & resources for teachers, science education and career information for UC, Xavier, NKU and other Cincinnati universities, advice on buying & using a telescope and local & regional exhibitors including the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Nature Center, and the Mars Society. The Cincinnati Observatory is located at 3489 Observatory Place in Cincinnati, OH 45208. For more information, contact: Dean Regas, Outreach Astronomer, Cincinnati Observatory Center at (513) 321-5186.
On Our Calendar: The Clermont County Park District is partnering with the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District and the Clermont Office of Environmental Quality as part of the Great Outdoor Weekend. The Sycamore Stream Splash is scheduled for September 28th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and you’re invited to grab a net and splash around in the river searching for aquatic insects and other river critters. The bugs you catch will be used to determine how clean the water is. Bring boots or old shoes, and be prepared to get wet. The program is ongoing, so drop in anytime. More information at the website.