If you go

WHAT Mobile Planetarium

WHEN July 13 noon, 1, 2:30, 3:30,

DETAILS Four shows for different ages

MORE INFO 315-536-6114 or www.pypl.org.


Western New York’s only traveling inflatable planetarium will be in town as part of Penn Yan Public Library’s summer reading program, “Dream Big—READ.” Professional astronomer Paul Krupinski will present four shows on Friday, July 13 in the large events room at Penn Yan First Baptist Church. At noon., it’s “Secrets of the Sky,” a show that is most appropriate for kids in grades 1 through 3 and their caregivers. Find out things you never knew about the sky above with a catchy tune, learn about the moon, our sun, the stars in the night sky, the Earth and its place in the solar system.

At 1 p.m., it’s “Your Sky Tonight,” a show that is best for kids in grades 3 and up. Explore the night sky as seen from your backyard. This program looks at things you can find in the sky like bright stars and constellations, current moon phase and visible planets.

At 2:30 p.m. the show is “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” best for kids in grades 1 through 3 and their caregivers.

Based on the book by Jeanette Winter, this show introduces the audience to the day and night sky while discussing the importance of the Big Dipper. Attendees will learn and sing a song that was sung by slaves in Alabama and Mississippi that explained how to use the gourd to flee north to freedom.

The 3:30 p.m. show, “Greek and Roman Mythology,” is most appropriate for kids in grade 4. Perfect for Percy Jackson fans, this is an exploration of Greek and Roman myths about the stars.

Because seating inside the dome is limited, please call the library at 315-536-6114 to reserve places for your children.

The 2012 summer reading program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with story hours, crafts, teen activities, family movie nights, outdoor games, and more.
For more information, call the library at 315-536-6114 or visit the library’s website, www.pypl.org.