METAMORA, Michigan — “Watch the sky!” and “Look up!” are two of many slogans you will hear at the first annual ‘Astronomy Day Bash’ in celebration of National Astronomy Day on May 10th at the Historic Old Town Hall in the Village of Metamora from noon-10:00pm. Super Science Investigators have teamed with the members of the Metamora Historical Society to bring families and other groups of sky lovers together to show you how much fun astronomy can be. “At Super Science Investigators, we believe an exciting educational experience can change a child’s life,” stated Dr. Jeffery Driscoll, Professional Chemist. “I discovered astronomy on a second grade field trip, under the dark skies of a planetarium, and it changed my life.”
What is Astronomy Day? Astronomy Day is a celebration of our wonderful universe typically celebrated between mid-April and mid-May, on the Saturday closest to the first-quarter Moon. Many clubs expand the celebration into an entire “Astronomy Week,” but Super Science Investigators and the Metamora Historical Society are bringing it all together for one exciting day of fun. Tickets for the planetarium show are expected to sell out, so the community is encouraged to get their tickets early!
Although the event is limited to one day, Super Science Investigators guarantee educational excitement through a full day of discovery! The professional staff will take you on an interactive tour of the solar system in the state-of-the-art digital portable planetarium show, which seats up to 50 people. You will be guided through some of the most interesting and breathtaking images including spiral galaxies and globular clusters. Many hands-on science stations await you from microscopes and balloon helicopters to dinosaur bone discovery and bubbles/hydrogen bonding. You will have the opportunity to observe the sun with their professional grade solar telescopes. And weather permitting, you will be able to take a tour of the planets and deep space, watch the moons of Jupiter cast shadows on its surface, and tour Saturn’s rings and view the polar ice cap on Mars!
Need help with your personal telescope? The staff encourages you to bring your telescope(s) to the clinic/location designed for Q&A and viewing tips as well. Tickets ($10 per person) are available at the door of the old town hall or you may order in advance(online) at http://goo.gl/j7ltft which guarantees you a seat in the planetarium!
Super Science Investigators takes educational entertainment to a new level! Be part of this exciting discovery of our wonderful universe by visiting the Historic Old Town Hall, 26 E. High Street, Metamora, MI on May 10th between noon and 10:00pm. Several local community organizations including the Metamora Girl Scouts will also be on-site with concession tables and voluntarily helping with displays.
About the Staff
Dr. Jeffery Driscoll is a Professional Chemist and holds several hard science degrees including a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. He has nearly two decades in the armed services including the U.S. Air Force and is currently a U.S. Naval Officer and has served as a volunteer for the NASA Cassini Mission to Saturn outreach project for almost 10 years.
Corry Driscoll has a Masters Degree in Business Administration with over two decades in the armed services (Army, Navy Reserve and Army Reserve). He has designed and implemented training programs for civilian and military personnel in a variety of areas which have been implemented in diverse environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Guantanamo Bay.
Rebecca Suzio-Driscoll has worked with the academic community for over 10 years actively participating as a PTO/Booster Club parent. She understands the dynamics behind successful Booster Club fundraisers and funding school activities.
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