Look to the Skies at Science Under the Stars

Since the first days that man walked the earth, humanity has always shared a kindred curiosity of what lies beyond the stars. Far before mankind had access to the types of technology we now enjoy today, humans were still hypothesizing what lurked beyond our universe. From Aristotle’s observation that our planet is round to the explorers of today touching down on Mars, we have always shared a hunger to comprehend the mysteries of our universe and beyond. Humans share a rich history of astronomical observation dating back for millennia. And now, thanks to the New Jersey State Museum, you can now enjoy a retrospective on man’s journeys through the universe.

On Saturday, February 24th, you are invited to join the New Jersey State Museum for their latest installment of “Science Under the Stars”. This session, taught by Ms. Megha Rajoria, is entitled “Astronomical Observatories from Ancient to Modern”. This engaging evening of discussion will kick off at 4pm at the New Jersey State Museum’s Planetarium, located at 205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608. Throughout the event, guests will have the opportunity to learn how the art of astronomical observation has evolved over the years, from ancient civilizations to the present day. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by filling out the registration formed, linked here: Register – NJSM. Space is limited, so be sure to snag your spots as soon as possible!

Gathered under the cosmos of the Planetarium, Ms. Rajoria will walks guests through an engaging tale through humanity’s journey to discovering what lies beyond the boundaries of Planet Earth. Since the dawn of time, thinkers have been looking to the sky trying to make sense of what they find. From connecting the dots of the glistening stars to creating rock formations to represent the layout of the universe, even the most primitive technologies suggest an innate desire for discovery. Although these initial observations may pale in comparison to today’s technological advances, it is off of these early discoveries that the entire field of astronomy was built. Whether you yourself are a student of the skies or are just now sparking your own curiosity about the cosmos, all are welcome to come out and learn some remarkable lessons on astronomical observations.

If you have any questions or would like any assistance with the registration process, please contact the New Jersey State Museum at info.njsm@sos.nj.gov or (609) 292-6464 for additional assistance. For more information on this and other upcoming events at the New Jersey State Museum, please feel free to check out their website, linked here: Home – NJSM. These astronomical observations are set to be a learning destination, so don’t delay and secure your seats now for a journey to the stars!

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