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Special Programs with the Westland Public Library

June 14, 2013

Westland Public Library

The Westland Public Library was happy to conduct four separate programs while the Here. There. Everywhere. exhibit was situated in our library (May 2013). We decided to aim the majority of the programs towards children and teens as the concepts and stunning photography included in the exhibit would likely create a lasting impression on this group.

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We started with a program put on by the LowBrow Astronomers of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Over thirty students and their parents learned how to read the stars and got a chance to look through 5 different telescopes, including a solar telescope. At our second program, Super Science with Youth Librarian, Heather Daft, over twenty students had fun getting messy with various physics experiments.

Westland Public Library

For our third program, the Society of Physics Students from Eastern Michigan University (EMU) helped over thirty adults and families re-create the activities included in the HTE exhibit. Our final program, the Nature of the Universe, with EMU astronomy instructor, Mark Fairclough, was aimed at helping adults make sense of the sky with stories from ancient time until today. It was attended by ten individuals.

-- Andy Schuck, Reference Librarian, Westland Public Library

"Here, There, & Everywhere" (HTE) is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grant NNX11AH28G issued through the Science Mission Directorate.

HTE was developed by the Chandra X-ray Center, at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in Cambridge, MA.

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