FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 2, 2010
Contact: Vickie A. Bogan
MUW Science Enrichment Program presents Backyard
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- The Science Enrichment Program at
Mississippi University for Women will present
Backyard Astronomy workshops on Nov. 12, Jan. 14 and
David Teske of Rainwater Observatory will lead the
sessions, which will be held at the Plymouth Bluff
Center located on Old West Point Road in Columbus.
Teske will provide an overview of stargazing,
constellation and moon observation concepts.
Participants are encouraged to bring telescopes,
binoculars and chairs to view the stars from the
The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
“If the weather does not cooperate, we’ll still have
the program,” said Kenny Langley, project
coordinator. “Instead of outdoor viewing, we’ll do
some great hands-on activities that are fun whether
you’re 7 or 77. Cookies and hot chocolate will be
Registration is not required, and all sessions are
free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Langley at (662)
329-7379 or email