Library soars into Space Day

Herman Brown Free Library will celebrate World Space Week with a special day of programming on Monday, Oct. 3.

World Space Week is an international “celebration of science and technology and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.” Telescope demonstrations will begin at 3:30 p.m. and continue until 5:30 p.m. Speakers will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The entire program is designed to be interactive and questions from the audience are encouraged.

“This is a fantastic family activity, but folks of all ages are welcome to attend this free program,” says the library staff.

Local members of the Austin Astronomical Society will  lead the presentation. Marcha Fox is retired from a 21-year career with the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center in Houston. Jim Sheets is the resident astronomer at the Eagle Eye Observatory at the Canyon of the Eagles Resort outside Burnet. He regularly leads Star Parties at the observatory. Steven Bingham has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the proper use of telescopes.

The Herman Brown Free Library is located at 100 East Washington Street in Burnet. For more information, call the library at 512-715-5228, or visit online at


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