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Tellus presents mineral collecting, lasers and digital astronomy

Tellus Museum in Cartersville offers three upcoming events:

Mineral Collecting and Identification – a primer on identifying minerals, starting a collection, and cleaning and cataloging samples. Includes a look behind the scenes at the mineral storage facility and the mineral preparation lab. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Oddly, I couldn’t find this on the Tellus web site, but I got an e-mail about it, so I assume it’s happening.)

Family Science Night: LaserFest – Laser exhibits and a laser planetarium show. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Free with admission to the museum.

Digital Astronomy Workshop – In partnership with the Smithsonian Institute, Tellus is training a few select people to operate the MicroObservatory robotic telescopes in Arizona and Massachusetts. Workshop participants will learn how to give the telescopes instructions to capture specific images and download them to a laptop. (Bring your own laptop if possible.) The best captured images will be displayed in the museum. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2012, 8-11 p.m. Participation is limited to 60 people.

The mineral and digital astronomy workshops both have associated fees, and are limited to ages 8 and up, no exceptions.

To reserve a space in either workshop, call (770) 606-5700. For Family Science Night, no reservations needed.

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