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Posted on: September 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] New Date for Astronomy Night at Rock Island 30/31 Library

Picture of Mobile Observatory unit, Popular Astronomy Club, parked at 30/31 Library

Due to adverse weather predictions, the In the Stars Astronomy Viewing at the Rock Island 30/31 Library has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 3.

Weather permitting, families can drop by the Rock Island 30/31 Library on Saturday, November 3 for In the Stars, a free star and planet viewing session with the Quad Cities Popular Astronomy Club. 

The astronomy viewing takes place from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the parking lot of the Rock Island 30/31 Library at 3059 30th Street. With the aid of high-powered telescopes and their Mobile Observatory trailer, club members will help participants learn about space and see a variety of planets and stars.

Event guests may park in the nearby First Baptist or St. George's Greek Orthodox Church lots. If it rains or skies are significantly overcast, the event will be canceled. Please watch the Rock Island Public Library Facebook page or online calendar for updates.

The event is for all ages. The library will be open for restrooms and late checkouts.

For more library events and services, visit the library website, follow the library's social media sites, or sign up for the library's email newsletter. For other questions about library services and programs, call 309-732-READ.

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