Learn about the planets and stars at Algonquin School in Des Plaines

  • You can learn about the James Webb Space Telescope at a free astronomy event next week in Des Plaines. The telescope captured this image of the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula.

    You can learn about the James Webb Space Telescope at a free astronomy event next week in Des Plaines. The telescope captured this image of the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via AP

 
 
Posted9/29/2022 6:00 AM

You can enjoy a night under the stars -- and learn about astronomy -- at a Des Plaines school next week.

The free, family-friendly astronomy event is set for Tuesday at Algonquin Middle School, 767 E. Algonquin Road. Last held in 2019, it will run rain or shine from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Students, parents and community members are invited to check out the night sky with telescopes, view a presentation about the images coming from the James Webb Space Telescope and participate in scientific design challenges.

There will also be demonstrations by amateur astronomers and opportunities to create astronomy-themed crafts.

"Several members from the Northwest Suburban Astronomers volunteer their time to teach our students about astronomy," teacher Sarah Murphy said in a news release. "The volunteers bring their telescopes, presentations and activities, which are incredibly engaging."

People can learn about science courses at Maine West High School, too.

Registration isn't required. To learn more, visit algonquin.d62.org.

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