Be dazzled by the stars! Be amazed by the universe! Explore astronomy and find out what pioneering woman astronomer Henrietta Leavitt found irresistible about the cosmos, leading her to become one of the first female astronomers to make breakthrough discoveries in astronomy.
After a short presentation from the play "Silent Sky" by Artists' Ensemble Theater, we can let our imaginations soar as we explore the night sky in a portable, inflatable planetarium presented by The Discovery Center Museum. Visit constellations, identify a Cepheid variable star, compare magnitudes, star colors, and more!
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Directions: Nordlof Center – 118 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west 6.5 miles on Business 20, which becomes one-way as Jefferson St., to Wyman (first street after the bridge over Rock River). Turn left (south) on Wyman to Mulberry. From I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main). North on IL 2 to the downtown area. (S. Main becomes Wyman, one-way north). Park in lots at Wyman and Mulberry.