Calendar: Week of Feb. 5, 2018

There are a couple of club meetings and public events on the calendar for the coming week.

WSU Planetarium

There’s a new show this weekend at the Washington State University Planetarium in Pullman. The program, titled “HST’s Greatest Hits,” highlights the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy: the deep fields, the stellar nurseries, the black holes, the supernovae. Taken as a whole, HST has opened new vistas of human thought and redefined our place in the cosmos.

The program will run at 7 p.m. Friday, February 9, and repeat at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 11. Admission at the door is $5, cash or check; no credit cards are accepted. Kids 6 and under are free.

Club events

The Battle Point Astronomical Association on Bainbridge Island has a full afternoon and evening of events set for this Saturday, February 10. The BPAstroKids program will have a Valentine’s special at 4 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. Participants will be able to make pop-up LED Valentine’s cards and build lava lamps. Then at 7:30 p.m. the club’s planetarium show will tell “Twisted Tales of Love and Loss,” as astronomer Dave Fong will present humorous takes on ancient Greek star lore.

There’s a $2 donation suggested for admisison. There will be stargazing, too, weather permititng.

The Tacoma Astronomical Society plans one of its public nights for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 10 at the Fort Steilacoom campus of Pierce College. The indoor presentation will be about binocular astronomy. There will be stargazing if the clouds part.

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