Des Plaines school hosts Family Astronomy Night Oct. 9
Algonquin Middle School's annual Family Astronomy Night is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the school, 767 E. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines.
Students, parents and the community are invited to view the night sky through telescopes, create astronomy crafts, watch videos/demonstrations, participate in design challenges, explore space with technology and take your picture on the moon.
"Several members from the Northwest Suburban Astronomers volunteer their time to teach our students about astronomy," teacher Sarah Murphy said in an announcement of the event. "They not only bring their expertise on astronomy, but also their previous professions in the STEM fields ranging from biochemists to engineers. The volunteers bring their telescopes, presentations, and activities which are incredibly engaging. We appreciate the opportunity to provide our students and families with new and enriching experiences in science."