“My Sky Tonight” – MOST Offering A Three Week Astronomy Course For Preschoolers, Feb. 24 – Mar. 9

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

How cool is this? The following announcement was sent by Maria Welych, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the MOST, to syracuse.com, then posted by Brenda Duncan (every astro-related article makes up for ten sports articles). If you’ve a preschooler running around (and you can find them) or know of one, please pass the info along.

Link: syracuse.com/…/2016/01/most_offers_astronomy_program_for_preschool_children.html

19614032-mmmainThe Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is offering preschool students the opportunity to learn astronomy in a three-week class created just for them called My Sky Tonight. Classes will be held at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse.



The class will offer astronomy exploration and inquiry with an emphasis on observing, formulating questions, designing experiments, and testing to answer the children’s questions. The classes were designed with the assistance of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.



Each week will focus on different topics and activities:

* Feb. 24: The Sun. Children will learn about how the sun creates shadows and affects solar beads.

* March 2: The Moon. Attendees will take a close look at the lunar landscape and learn about moon phases.

* March 9: Into the Sky. Preschoolers will build a space explorer and enjoy a planetarium show.

The class, which runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day, is aimed at children 3 to 5 years old. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Adult and child pairs can sign up for single classes, but the program is designed as a series.



The cost for adult/child pairs who are members is $15 for a single class or $35 for all three, a savings of $10. The cost for an adult/child pair who are not members is $20 for a single class and $50 for all three, a savings of $10.



The deadline to register for classes is Feb. 20. Space is limited. For more information and to register, contact Betty Jones at bjones@most.org or 315-425-9068 ext. 2143.

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