Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Solstice Celebration on Friday

A line forms on the terrace for visitors to take a look through Ray Martin's filtered solar telescope at last year's Summer Solstice event.

Join us on Friday as we celebrate the official start of summer!  The Summer Solstice celebration will once again be held at the Art Museum from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.  This annual event celebrates the longest day of the year.  On the Summer Solstice, a beam of sunlight comes through a solar tube in the ceiling of the Rotunda Gallery and illuminates a silver dollar in the center of the gallery floor at noon.  In addition, Ray Martin will have his filtered solar telescope set up on the terrace for visitors to safely take a look at the surface of the sun.

This is a free event and is open to the public.  The construction on the roof of the building will not impact the day's events, so please join us as we celebrate summer in Laramie!

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