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Planetarium show explores how the universe began

The Battle Point Astronomical Association presents “Looking back to the beginnings of the universe” at Ritchie Observatory at 8 p.m. Saturday May 10.  - Image courtesy of the Battle Point Astronomical Association
The Battle Point Astronomical Association presents “Looking back to the beginnings of the universe” at Ritchie Observatory at 8 p.m. Saturday May 10.
— image credit: Image courtesy of the Battle Point Astronomical Association

Join astronomer Dave Fong on a journey through space and time to look back at the infancy of the universe, back before the first galaxies and stars, at the planetarium show, “Looking back to the beginnings of the universe” at Ritchie Observatory at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for public solar viewing prior and star-gazing afterward.

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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