Astronomy Club to meet at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center on March 20

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center's Schuele Planetarium

Calling all local sky enthusiasts! Join Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s Astronomy Club on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Planetarium specialist and NASA Solar System Ambassador Bill Reed launched Astronomy Club in Spring 2018 to provide people of all ages and backgrounds a chance to learn about astronomy in a fun and social environment. Astronomy Club hosts monthly meetings at the Center where Reed shares current events, gadget and software reviews and pop culture news.

Monthly meetings are open to the public, and participants can gain access to Astronomy Club’s special events including planetarium movie nights and telescope workshops through a Center membership. Club members range from teenagers through seniors, bringing different interests and experiences that result in an inclusive and collaborative learning environment.

The March meeting will feature an update on the Mars Insight Lander, a discussion on colliding galaxies and preparation for a Messier Marathon – a single night hunt for astronomer Charles Messier’s catalogue of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects including galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. The meeting will also include a review and demonstration of the space simulation software, Mitaka.

Astronomy Club meetings are open to the public. Those interested can register online at or by calling 440-871-2900.

Morgan Paskert

Morgan Paskert is on staff at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

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