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The Idaho Falls Public Library is hosting a one-day workshop facilitated by Laurie Bone, Senior Curator of Programming at the Longway Planetarium in Flint, Michigan. The workshop is sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, and is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. There is no cost to attend this six-hour workshop.

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Monday, March 18, 2019


Idaho Falls Public Library

457 W. Broadway
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Beth Swenson, Idaho Falls Public Library

Workshop Description

Explore the Sun-Earth-Moon connection! Understand the difference between stars, planets, and moons. Investigate how phenomena we see in the daytime and nighttime sky are evidence of our Solar System in motion. Make a UV detector that shows when you’re being exposed to ultraviolet energy from the sun. Make a shadow man model to investigate the sun’s perceived motion across the sky. Create beautiful artwork using the sun’s energy. Craft an earth model while exploring wind and weather. Make moon craters and a glow in the dark moon phase book. An easy-to-make Star Finder will show you where to look for constellations, any time of night, any time of year. String together a Solar System Scale necklace to wear home. Try out all of these activities and more as you make your library a place for SPACE.