Families Learning Science Together at TCPL: Astronomy

ITHACA— Tompkins County Public Library will host Cornell University’s Center for Materials Research for a program exploring astronomy on Saturday, January 11, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.


At this intergenerational, hands-on science program, families will explore some features of our solar system and space. Participants will build a sundial that uses the position of the sun to tell time, learn about the different planets in our solar system, create constellations, and build a straw rocket.


Families Learning Science Together is a free program designed to help children develop an early love of science through hands-on participation. These programs are offered at the Library on the second Saturday of each month.


Families Learning Science Together programs are free and open to the public, and space is limited. To register, emailccmr_outreach@cornell.edu or phone (607) 592-4053. Drop-ins are welcome if space allows. Please include the name and age of all children in the email. The program is most well suited to children ages 5 and up and their families.


More information about Families Learning Science Together workshops can be found at www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/community-programs/families-learning-science-together/.

For more information about this and other Youth Programming at TCPL, contact Youth Services at 607 272-4557, extension 275 or kdevoe@tcpl.org.

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