Local astronomers to share love of stars at library

Learn about the stars in the summer night sky when Fort Bend County Libraries presents “Let’s Talk: Astronomy” at the University Branch Library on Tuesday, July 12, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Small Meeting Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.

Members of the Fort Bend Astronomy Club will bring their personal telescopes and demonstrate how they are used to view stars, asteroids, and other wonders of the night sky. They will also provide an overview of astronomy and the mechanics of telescopes. If weather permits, the program will continue outside the library, where those attending will be invited to view the night sky through the magnified lenses.

Founded in the mid-1980s, the Fort Bend Astronomy Club currently boasts more than 125 amateur astronomers in their membership. The group’s “Astronomy on Wheels” educational-outreach program has been presented at schools, scout meetings, church groups, and at other community meetings over the years.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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