[Observe sunspots at CCSU or look inside a rock at the Bristol Gem and Mineral Show this weekend!]
The CCSU Geological Sciences Department has a weekend jam-packed with fun and education and we invite YOU to participate!
First, at 12:15 PM on Friday, October 14, Connecticut geologist and mineral specimen collector and photographer Harold “Fritz” Moritz will be speaking on “Quarry Hill and Chrysoberyl Knoll: The Minerals and Quarries of Haddam. Connecticut.” This talk is free and open to the public. Join us in room 517 of Copernicus Hall.
On Saturday, October 15, we celebrate Earth Science Day with two free planetarium shows (11:30 AM and 2:00 PM) as well as hands-on activities from 11:00 AM until 2:30 PM, including sunspot observations (weather permitting), make your own Star Finder, make a model of the sun to take home, and much more! Again, these events are free and open to the public. The planetarium is Room 211 in Copernicus Hall. Earth Science Day events will be down the hall, in the North side (Library side) foyer of Copernicus Hall.
Finally, on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 we will have an exhibit at the Bristol Gem and Mineral Show. The show is open 9:30-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors, and free for kids under 12 with a paid adult. Come “Look inside a rock” at our microscope booth! For more information, see www.bristolgem.org.
Geology and Astronomy ROCK at CCSU!