CWU presents night science exhibition

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (November 6, 2012) — Central Washington University’s annual exhibition of the science behind nighttime, “Nature of Night,” will offer a planetarium exhibit and hands-on science activities in the lobby of Black Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release.

There will be opportunities to meet live nocturnal animals, learn about space and make and eat cookies.

Activities that address astronomy achievement requirements for Cub Scouts, Webelos, Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts will be available.

CWU physics professor Michael Braunstein will present a colorful narrative on the mythology in an inflatable planetarium, with shows going on all day. CWU physics professor Sharon Rosell will present on solar system science, and a team of Astronomy Club students will explore the use of telescopes and binoculars in the “Mapping the Skies” exhibit.

CWU’s Center for Excellence in Math and Science Education, Science Education Club, Astronomy Club, and the Don and Verna Duncan Civic Engagement Center are hosting the event.

For more information about “Nature of Night,” contact the Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education at or 509-963-2929

Courtesy: Ellensburg Daily Record