Battle Point Astronomical Association presents ‘Spinning Stars into Gold’

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 2:01pm
  • Life

Rumpelstiltskin can spin straw into gold, but how do stars do it?

Find out at the planetarium show “Spinning Stars into Gold,” coming to the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.

Astronomer Dave Fong will reveal how gravitational waves and gamma ray bursts can tell us how neutron stars can make gold in a galaxy far, far away.

BPAstro Kids will create take-home holiday cards with Dr. Erica in “LED Cards” at 4 and 5 p.m.

If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for public stargazing afterward.

Admission to the show is free to BPAA members; $2 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5 for families.

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

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