Museum to host Star Party Sleepover

Museum to host Star Party Sleepover
There will be a Star Party Sleepover at the W.H. Over Museum on Friday, Aug. 11 for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders at the time of the Perseid Meteor Showers.

We will learn about meteors and see some famous meteorites and actually get to touch one. We will visit an inflatable planetarium to learn about the constellations and how to identify them. Then we'll go outside at dark to see what we can find in the Vermillion sky that night with the help of some local astronomers with their telescopes.

We'll be on the lookout for all the meteors we can see. There will be games, stories, crafts, videos, food, and maybe some sleep.


Come after supper at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11 and be picked up after breakfast Saturday morning, Aug. 12 by 9 a.m. when the museum opens to the public. There will be a cost of $ 25 and prepaid reservations are required with space limited to the first 24 registrations received.

The $25 will cover a charter membership to Kids Club, a member's t-shirt, food and Star Party program costs. Some scholarships are available. Registration closes Thursday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m.

There will be plenty to do rain or clear skies so the sleepover will not be dependent upon the weather.

The STARLAB inflatable planetarium will be open to the public Saturday morning for a half hour program about the current night sky at 9:30 a.m. Star charts available.

For more information contact W.H. Over Museum (677-5228, whover@usd.edu) or Nancy Hodgson (605-957-4686, dnhodgson@iw.net).

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