AUBURN — Auburn Public Library will host DIY Teens! Building Your Own Refracting Telescope from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St.

The program is part of the Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space exhibit that runs through July 8.

Teenagers ages 12 to 18 will have the opportunity to learn about lenses, optics and how telescopes work. Before leaving, they will have built their own refracting telescope, similar to one Galileo Galilei used to observe the moons of Jupiter.

Nicole Hastings of the Physics and Astronomy department at Bates College will present. She is an assistant instructor and manages the Stephens Observatory on campus, and has worked as a temporary researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Registration is required.

FMI or to register: 207-333-6640, ext. 4, [email protected],

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