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Stargazers look at Mercury at next planetarium show

Mercury is the starring attraction in the planetarium show “Mercury: the Fastest and Smallest Planet” on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory.   - Photo courtesy of NASA
Mercury is the starring attraction in the planetarium show “Mercury: the Fastest and Smallest Planet” on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of NASA

Ritchie Observatory presents the planetarium show “Mercury: the Fastest and Smallest Planet” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.

Mercury is a planet of many extremes. Join Astronomer Steve Ruhl on a journey to the first rock from the sun, a planet of fire and unlikely ice.

If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for public star-gazing.

The show is free to members of the Battle Point Astronomical Association; $2 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5 for families.

The Battle Point Astronomical Association is a nonprofit amateur astronomy organization that operates the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory and John H. Rudolph Planetarium in the Helix House at Battle Point Park.

For more information, call 206-842-9152 or visit www.bpastro.org.

 

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