Exploding stars and quarter moons at Friday Nights @ LSC

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How many supernovae have scientists discovered? What is an exploding star? Will the Andromeda Galaxy and Milky Way Galaxy collide with each other?

These are just a few of the questions that guests asked on Friday, April 12 at our latest Friday Nights @ LSC event. On these select Friday evenings, LSC stays open late till 10:00 for out-of-this-world astronomy adventures. All ages welcome!

For April's event, we were joined by Rutgers University professor of physics and astronomy Dr. Saurabh Jha, who led a presentation in our planetarium on the topic of exploding stars and the accelerating universe.

Dr. Saurabh Jha

In addition to Dr. Jha’s lecture, the event included food, drinks, special activities, planetarium shows, 3D movies, live music, and more.

Outside, guests looked through telescopes and got a fantastic view of the first quarter moon.

Checking out the telescopes

Inside, guests explored LSC’s exhibitions and enjoyed shows in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and Weston Family Lab for Earth and Space Exploration.

In the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium

In the Weston Family Lab for Earth and Space Exploration

Throughout the night, guests relaxed and enjoyed live music by keyboardist Judy Albano.

Judy Albano provided live music at the event

Kids also tried some of our space activities such as the “Gravity Well,” which uses tiny toy spheres to visualize gravity.

At the Gravity Well

Thanks to everyone who came out! Click here to get tickets to our next Friday Nights @ LSC event on May 31.

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