The Astronomical World of Harry Potter
Something wonderful this way comes! Get in the Halloween spirit and see the wizardry and witchcraft of Harry Potter come to life at the University of Findlay Newhard Planetarium on Oct. 19, 2019. Presented by the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, showings will be offered from 3-4 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m., and are appropriate for students in grade 2 and up. Register for this event by calling the library at 419-434-1077 or by visiting the children’s desk in the library.
This show will detail the many connections that some of the well-known series characters have with constellations, asteroids, planetoids, moons, and other objects found in our night sky. For example, Harry’s godfather, Sirius Black, has a type of magic which enables him to turn into a dog. What you may not know: Sirius is also the name of the brightest star in the sky and is part of the Canis Maximus constellation, which is shaped like a dog. You will learn more about Sirius and other characters like Draco, Luna, Bellatrix, and many more!
The Newhard Planetarium at the University of Findlay offers programming for all ages on topics such as deep space science, chemistry and light, modern space technology, and the history of astronomy. Planetarium shows are available for teachers planning field trips, scout groups looking to earn badges, birthday parties, or any sort of social gathering. The space is available on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Groups must consist of 10 people or more to make a reservation. To reserve an available date, contact Steve Wild, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-434-4533.