Library unveils NASA images from the Hubble, Spitzer Space, and Chandra telescopes
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library hosts Astronomy Night as we conduct a national unveiling and display of spectacular NASA images from the Hubble, Spitzer Space and Chandra telescopes, scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, in the McMaster Center at Main Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo.
•NASA’s Spitzer Space telescope is named after the famous Toledo-reared scientist Lyman Spitzer, Jr. (1914-1997) who long lobbied NASA and Congress to place a telescope in space.
•Dr. Nancy Morrison, University of Toledo professor of Astronomy and Director of the Ritter Planetarium, will describe the new image and discuss the science involved behind these amazing images.
•Audience participants will join the Toledo Astronomical Association and Library staff for an out-of-this-world stargazing experience atop the Civic Plaza rooftop of Main Library – weather permitting.
The Library was recently awarded the multi-wavelength telescope images from NASA, as part of the celebration of 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy. This occasion marks the recognition of the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s first celestial observations.
For more details on the Library’s unveiling, call 419.259.5209