See the night sky through telescopes at the Middle Country Public Library’s free "Star Party" for families from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The party is open to the public and preregistration isn’t necessary; attendees don’t need to be library-card holders. Participants will observe the night sky from the library’s outdoor Nature Explorium with the help of amateur astronomers from the Astronomical Society of Long Island. Hands-on activities will include exploration of real space rocks and creating an edible planet and moon.
"Families can also bring their own telescopes," says Sophia Serlis-McPhillips, library director.
The party is part of NASA@ My Library; Middle Country is one of 75 public libraries chosen to be a part of NASA@ My Library, led by the Colorado-based National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute.
The library is at 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach. For more information, call 631-585-9393 or visit mcplibrary.org.