April 3 and April 17 Science Saturdays set

(03-29-2010)

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Photo by Jenna Bohnen

Adams State College Science Saturday now offers two sessions 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; both sessions last approximately two hours. Science Saturday is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

The Science Saturday's April 3 topic is constellations in the western sky at sunset. The event will start in the Science Activity Center on the north side of the Community Partnership Building, immediately south of Richardson Hall on the Adams State College campus. Initially, participants will learn the constellations using a combination of mythology, slides, and individual work on drawings. After this introduction, participants will move to the planetarium and enforce these ideas using the planetarium's star field.

There is no Science Saturday on April 10. The Science Saturday's, April 17, topic is "Simple Machines".

Science Saturdays are free and open to all ages. The morning sessions are generally simpler while the afternoon sessions are intended to show the applications of mathematics within the science and engineering areas.