AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library will host Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space, a national traveling exhibition that offers an inside look at America’s space agency.

Discover NASA will be on display from Tuesday, April 19, through Friday, July 8.

The display covers six NASA areas: human exploration, earth science, Mars exploration, solar system and beyond, aeronautics and technology.

The exhibit includes imagery, hands-on activities and multimedia experiences such as a near real-time kiosk called Eyes on Exoplanets; an immersive experience of astronauts living aboard the International Space Station; an interactive touch table where users can build their own virtual solar systems; two large, touchable meteorite samples; and a wind tunnel interactive.

“We are proud that the Auburn Public Library was selected to be one of seven sites nationwide to host the Discover NASA exhibit,” said library Director Mamie Anthoine Ney. “We think people of all ages and backgrounds will find that the subject matter will be engaging and fun. It will present NASA’s inspirational and important mission in a way that is understandable and relevant, and we look forward to sharing it with the community.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours.

The library will also offer a related series of public events and programs to bring science, technology, engineering and math activities to children, teens and adults. Offerings include Radio Astronomy, Mad Science of Maine, a visit from Fran Hodgkins, author of “The Secret Galaxy,” the Star Lab portable planetarium and “Crash Landing: Survivor-The Moon.”

FMI: 207-333-6640, auburnpubliclibrary.org.


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