Columbia Public Library hosts Party with the Stars event
Saturday, June 26, 2010 | 5:10 p.m. CDT
Librarian Nina Sappington, right, helps Shelby Sappington, 7, center, and Kayla Holmgren, 7, look through a pair of binoculars pointed at the moon on June 25 during the Party with the Stars program at the Columbia Public Library. A larger telescope was set up for attendees to view Saturn as well.
COLUMBIA — Party with the Stars was hosted by Val Germann and cosponsored by the Central Missouri Astronomical Association. Germann said he did not expect such a large turnout Friday night.
Participants line up to look at the bright orange moon through a pair of binoculars at the Party with the Stars program held on June 25 at the Columbia Public Library. Val Germann from the Central Missouri Astronomical Association said he did not expect the large turnout for Friday evening's event. "The last one (in May) was only seven or eight people," he said. "I thought it wouldn't be many today because of the heat."
Kaya Huffman, 4, looks at the bright moon through a pair of binoculars with the help of her mother Amber on June 25 at the Party with the Stars program at the Columbia Public Library. Amber said this was Kaya's first time seeing the moon through magnification. "Moon!" Kaya said after looking through the glass. "It's really close up."
From left, Diana Suh, 9, her mother Karen Jung and her brother James Suh, 7, watch the night sky as the International Space Station passed by on June 25 at the Party with the Stars event put on by the Daniel Boone Regional Library. The space station moved from right to left across the sky, as bright as a large star, for about five minutes before disappearing behind the Earth's shadow.
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