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Harper College holds Astronomy Day with full lineup

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Whether its black holes or the birth of stars, Harper College will demystify the universe Saturday during Astronomy Day.

Harper's physical science department and Northwest Suburban Astronomers have booked a thorough lineup of experts and interactive programs for families. The free event on the college's Palatine campus will feature big telescopes for stargazing and even bigger crowds -- Astronomy Day has drawn 800 visitors in the past.

Across campus, walk a tour of the solar system with scale models of planets. Peer through a telescope at the Karl G. Henize Observatory. Or reflect on two hours worth of lectures in the campus' Building Z.

Astronomy Day runs from 5:30 to 10 p.m. -- rain or shine. Parking is available in the northeast side of the campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, in Lot 8. For details, visit

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