The Launch Series: Space Camp Edition

October 20, 2016 - November 17, 2016

Allegany County Library System

"The Launch Series: Space Camp Edition" will consist of 5 weeks of after school programming beginning on Thursday, October 20 at 5:00PM at LaVale Library and will run through November 17.

In the first three weeks, UME 4-H Youth Educator, Jessica Mellon, will cover such diverse topics as Mapping the Solar System, Heliophysics, the Juno Mission, Citizen Astronomy and JunoCam, the Rosetta Mission, Asteroids and Comets, and the Dawn Space Probe.

In week four, the students will have opportunity to interact live with a scientist specializing in Heliophysics at Goddard Space Center via WebStream and will be able to ask questions related to solar activity and how "solar weather" affects the Earth.

In week five, the students will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Jason Speights, Assistant Professor of Physics and Director of the Gira Center Multi-Media Learning Center at Frostburg University. Dr. Speights will conduct a special Planetarium Show for the students with an emphasis on Heliophysics then will convene with the students on the campus quad to view the night sky through one of the university's SkyQuest telescopes.

"The Launch Series: Space Camp Edition" is free and open to anyone age 8 or older but registration is limited and is required. Registration will open October 1 and can be done online or by phoning the LaVale Library at 301-729-0855.

For more information, visit the library's "Events" calendar at or contact Joni Reed at 301-777-1200, extension 1102.