Have Fun With Astronomy at JLab on Oct. 14

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 9, 2008 – The U.S. Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab invites the public to an evening of Fun With Astronomy on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Learn, laugh and be amazed as Wayne "Skip" Bird shares wonders of the night sky, the solar system and the universe. Find your way through the maze of 13 planets, and explore black holes and light. Then test your knowledge using Cosmic Survey Cards with Bird, Astronomy Outreach Teacher and Observatory Director of the Westminster Astronomical Society, located in Westminster, Md.

"Learn fun and unique ways to leave the planet, journey to the stars and still be back in time for lunch," says Bird.

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in Jefferson Lab's CEBAF Center auditorium, located at 12000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. It is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about science. The program will last about one hour and include a question-and-answer period at the end.

For security purposes, enter at Jefferson Lab's main entrance (Onnes Drive.). Everyone over 16 is asked to carry a valid photo ID. Security guards may perform ID, parcel and vehicle checks.

For directions and more information about this Jefferson Lab public lecture, call 757-269-5102 or visit http://education.jlab.org/scienceseries/index.php.