WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In addition to checking out a book, you can also check out what life is like in space and meet an astronaut during the "Exploring Space With NASA" event at the James City County Library, Jan. 23.
Co-sponsored by the Williamsburg Regional Library and NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., the daylong "Exploring Space With NASA" event kicks off the traveling exhibit, "Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery," that will be displayed at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road, from Jan. 13 through March 26, 2010.
At the event, you can meet former Astronaut Susan Still-Kilrain, a naval aviator who flew on two shuttle flights and traveled nearly eight million miles in space. She will present a video of her missions at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Throughout the day, a variety of hands-on activities will be held for children conducted by NASA Langley educators and by staff from the Virginia Air and Space Center. All programs, including the exhibit, are free.
"Visions of the Universe" focuses on astronomy through the ages - from Galileo's initial findings to the latest results of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md.; the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass.; and the American Library Association in Chicago present the exhibit, through funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Williamsburg Regional Library consists of the James City County Library, Mobile Library Services and the Williamsburg Library and serves more than 85,000 people in the City of Williamsburg, James City County and portions of York County. Williamsburg Regional Library is one of 40 library systems nationwide selected to host the traveling exhibit, "Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery."
A complete list of programs associated with "Visions of the Universe" is posted at: www.wrl.org/programs/visions.html.
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