To the moon and beyond! 

Mary Pom ClaiborneOur Town Youth

The Library invites you to look to the night skies. There are mysteries aplenty to discover.

Knox County Public Library is pleased to partner with the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society to launch a monthly series called “To the Moon and Beyond.”

Geared to late elementary/middle-school students and their parents, the program will cover telescope basics, phases of the moon, what to see in the night sky and the effects of light pollution (i.e., visibility difference in urban vs. rural areas). You’ll also learn about highlights from the Apollo and Artemis missions. The program will include time for hands-on observation through telescopes (weather permitting).

Each program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The schedule is:

Mary Pom Claiborne is assistant director for marketing, communications and development for Knox County Public Library


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