Astronomy Day for Kids

The Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., in Franklin invites children, their families and friends to its Astronomy Day Fair on Sunday, August 29 from 1-4pm.  Children can have their picture taken on the moon in a spacesuit and also experience a day of telescopes, fun in the Starlab, games and prizes. Children ages 7-18 with a parent present may enter a drawing to win a free telescope. To win the child must be present at the 3:30pm drawing.   

Members of the Wehr Astronomical Society will bring telescopes with appropriate filters and invite everyone to look for sunspots. Sessions in the inflatable Starlab will occur each hour where participants can view the Milky Way. Solar system walks as well as a walk from the Sun to Pluto will be available. Astronomy crafts and games will add to the fun.    Moon cookies, food and popcorn may be purchased. General admission is $1 per person with the regular parking fee of $3 per car in effect. For more information go to or call the Wehr Nature Center at (414) 425-8550.

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