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Seeing science in the stars
Kai Schadewaldt, 5, looks through a telescope to try to get a glimpse of Saturn during the Star Party at Twining Park on Tuesday night. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - Dozens of elementary students filled Twining Park Tuesday night, sipping on hot chocolate and gazing upward to identify constellations and admire the stars. Ellie Erb, a senior at Monroe High School and the one who orchestrated Tuesday's activities, said she has always enjoyed stargazing. Unfortunately, the city's lights obscure the pinpricks of light from the thousands of stars that would otherwise be visible to the naked eye.