Monday, July 19, 2010

PLANETARIUM PROGRAM AND FUNDRAISER

Please consider visiting Arlington's only planetarium on July 31. It may be your last chance, and you'll enjoy it.  For those who do not know, the David M. Brown Planetarium (named in honor of the Arlingtonian who lost his life in the Columbia Space Shuttle accident) is located at 1426 North Quincy Street next door to to the school system's administrative offices and Washington Lee High School.

Our planetarium is on life support, and the community must raise approximately $140,000 by September in order to keep the doors open.  Thus far, only a few thousand dollars have been raised.  There will be 35-minute indoor planetarium shows every hour on the hour from 4 to 8 pm.  Beginning at 5 pm, there will be telescopes and other outdoor activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.  Admission is free and open to the public, but a $5 donation ($10 for families) is requested.

Please take a couple of minutes to forward this message to your neighbors and friends in Arlington.  Planetariums spark children's interest in science, and today's planetariums can provide a lot more programming than just star shows.  I hope I'll see you there.  But if you can't make it, would you please consider making a donation?  For donations, please visit www.rperrino.com/images/planetarium/official_donation_flyer.pdf.  For more general information, visit www.saveplanetarium.org.



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