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Join us for a collaboration with the William M. Staerkel Planetarium.

Flight Adventures

When: Opens March 30, 2013   7:00 pm

Planetarium will open at 5:00 pm so guests can explore model rockets with Central Illinois Aerospace, experience computer flight simulation of a Piper J-3 Cub, build a foam plate airplane, and learn more about Chanute Air Force base and ornithopters with the Chanute Air Museum.

Where: William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College

Description: Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly. Learn about the history and future of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators—like you!

Check the planetarium’s calendar (http://www2.parkland.edu/planetarium/calendar.html) for additional dates and show times or call 217/351-2446.


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