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Telescopes Entertain Thousands Wednesday Night

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Wednesday night was the only night this week the weather cooperated enough for members of the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association, local amateur astronomers, and Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium staff members to set up high-powered telescopes in convenient spots throughout the city and invite passers-by to look through a telescope just as Galileo first did four centuries ago. It's estimated that thousands of people stopped at the 14 different locations and took a moment to gaze upon the Moon, Jupiter and four of its visible moons.

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That's some scholarly royalty-free music you've got going on there.

So bummed I missed this opportunity. Went downtown Thursday night, but those overhead clouds got in the way of stargazing!