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ALMOST 1000 VISITORS CAME TO INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY

The high winds and virtual overcast hindered attendance, but 968 adults and children attended! (B.R.A.S. member Scott Louque is pictured below.) We appreciate the support from our three partners and the local community. IAD for 2018 falls on 21 April; mark your calendar!

2017 International Astronomy Day

SOLAR VIEWER NUMBERS DWINDLING

HRPO has only eighteen solar viewers left between now and 21 July. On 21 July a huge stash of 300 will be on sale—but not before then.

THIS YEAR’S A.R.R.L. FIELD DAY INCORPORATES NEW ACTIVITIES

Weather permitting, there will be a “radio transmission” planet walk, circuit board construction and prizes for correct answers on the quiz in addition to and City Gelato! Stop by!

METAL EARTH CONSTRUCTION KITS TO PREMIERE AT A.R.R.L. FIELD DAY

Fascinations’ incredible metal sheets called Metal Earth, which an adept high schooler or adult punches and folds into incredible engineering and architectural marvels, are coming to HRPO! The first one goes on sale this Saturday—ARRL Field Day. There will be one premiering every Saturday for twenty Saturday, until 4 November. The models will be introduced in order of their appearance in civilation.

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Last updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 12:08 PM.