CCBC Benjamin Banneker Planetarium kicks off spring shows with “Young Mr. Lincoln and the Moon,” 10 a.m., Feb. 13, CCBC Catonsville

Feb 05, 2016 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.840.2482 (cell)

Baltimore County, MD — The CCBC Astronomy program will offer its monthly Saturday programs for the public again this year. Programs will be located in the beautiful new Benjamin Banneker Planetarium located in the Math and Science Hall at CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road. All programs, which are held at 10 a.m. on select Saturdays each month, and are free and open to the public. The spring shows run from February through May.

February 13 Young Mr. Lincoln and the Moon
Learn how a young country lawyer uses the phases of the Moon to successfully defend a client in Illinois.
March 19 Space Bunny
Journey with a rabbit named Boynton as he and his friend Jocelyn take a trip into space.
April 16 Reading the Night Sky like a Boy Scout
Do you ever wonder how scouts can read the night sky, tell time, and figure out where they are? Learn about constellations, planets, moon phases, and telling time at night. This qualifies for a Boy Scout astronomy badge.
May 7 Just What IS a Planet?
The furor STILL hasn’t died down since Pluto was “demoted” to “minor” planet status in 2006. Learn how Pluto was discovered, what happened in 2006, what we’re learning now, and why many astronomers think that the new classification will stand.

All programs are held at 10 a.m. In case of inclement weather, check the CCBC website at www.ccbcmd.edu or call the CCBC Weather line at 443-840-1711 to check if the college is open.

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