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Astronomy for Everyone

Astronomy for Everyone

astronomy for everyone

Astronomer and national lecturer, Kevin J Manning, will take you on a journey into the realm of the

universe. This all-ages presentation will give you a sense of the size and scale of the universe.

Kevin is a gifted astronomer, having worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray

Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,

and other ground-based observatories. The program will conclude with a chance for

you to view celestial bodies with a real telescope.

Join us in the A.K. Smiley Library

Assembly Room on

Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00pm


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Geography Day: April 30th

Geography Day: April 30th

Explore South America at A.K. Smiley Public Library’s GeoDay 16

Young explorers and their families are invited to spend a fun afternoon learning about South America’s geography while being introduced to the fascinating world of Geographic Information Systems at A. K. Smiley Public Library’s GeoDay 16 on Saturday, April 30 from 12 to 4 pm.

Guests will receive a  personalized “passport” to South America  in order  to get up close and personal with the Andes and the Amazon on the National Geographic Giant (35’ by 26’) Traveling Map of South America – don’t forget your socks for map-walking! Use Arc/GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to track South American soccer teams as they make their way to Copa América or get a 3-D view of how climate change impacts the rain forests. Follow the navel orange from Bahia to Redlands and construct your own tiny orange crate. Get your groove on with pre-Columbian and South American music from Alturas.  Learn to dance the cumbia with the Limonadas Dance Company. Play games and read books about South America in the Library’s Young Readers Room. Construct your own paper globe. Decorate and eat a yummy, continental cookie, thanks to Gerrard’s Market.

Free admission to GeoDay 16 is sponsored by A. K. Smiley Public Library, University of Redlands, and Esri. “ Last year’s GeoDay event was very popular and we anticipate an even better event this year” observed Library Director Don McCue.  The Smiley Library is located at 125 W. Vine St. in Redlands. To learn more about the event, visit or contact the library at (909) 798-7565.

GeoDay16 info for Smiley Library web site as of April 7-page-001


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