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Argyle Public Library event Oct. 12

ARGYLE — At 6 p.m. on Oct. 12, the Argyle Public Library, located at 401 E. Milwaukee St., Argyle, WI 53504, will host a program of the Wisconsin Science Festival, Eyes on the Skies: The Current Night Sky, What to Watch for, and How to Observe it. The event speaker will be Jim Lattis. 

This talk introduces the stars, constellations, and interesting objects of the current season sky. They’ll talk about observing the brighter planets and how to find them in the night sky, along with other objects suitable for amateur observing. They’ll also feature any important eclipses, meteor showers, or other interesting astronomical events visible in the near future, as well as observing tips and the astronomical use of telescopes and binoculars.

Jim Lattis holds a Ph.D. in History of Science from UW—Madison and is the author of many publications in that field. He helped create UW Space Place, the outreach and public education center of the UW—Madison Astronomy Department and has directed it since its founding. He manages historic Washburn Observatory, teaches courses in introductory astronomy and its history, gives frequent public talks, and consults widely for the media (including UW Communications, Wisconsin and National Public Radio, and other national networks and newspapers). He has also led many trips focused on astronomical tourism.