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By Ben Roberts - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Weatherbee Planetarium at Thronateeska Heritage Center hosted the second installment of its summer astronomy series Tuesday night. This one focused on stars, asteroids, comets and how telescopes help us observe objects in our solar system.

The planetarium hopes to boost attendance by offering more programs at night. Staff Astronomer Jim Friese said, "All science is important. In order to understand the universe or yourself, you've go to understand something about science. So, it's got to start somewhere, and this is kind of like an outreach to the community to try to get some kind of interest in science and astronomy kickstarted."

The final installment in the summer season will be Tuesday August 24th at seven o'clock.


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