UPCOMING PSF EVENTS
*unless otherwise noted*
All events are free for PSF Members and $5.00 for the general public unless otherwise noted.
If you have any questions or would like to reserve a seat for any of these upcoming events,
please call the PSF at (815) 858-2014.
March 17 7:00pm Breaking the Ice Have you ever wonder what it would be like to take a cruise to Antarctica? Come join Elizabeth resident Dr. Christina Hollis as she shares her adventure to the continent farthest down under on the National Geographic Explorer ship. The pictures and videos that she would like to share are spectacular. See steel blue icebergs, humpback whales, variety of mischievous penguins, arrogant seals and deserted whaling camps. This program will take place at the Planetary Studies Foundation Earth and Space Science Museum on Friday evening, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. This cost of this event is free for Planetary Studies members and $5.00 for others. Earth & Space Science Museum 115 N. Main Street Elizabeth, IL 61028 April 21 Come join Paul, Diane and Caroline Sipiera as they help the Putnam Museum celebrate their 150th Anniversary. They will be introducing people to the world of meteorites and astronomy. There will be a PowerPoint presentation during the day about the solar eclipse that will be taking place in North America on Monday, August 21. Putnam Museum 1717 W. 12th Street Davenport, IL www.putnam.org. April 22 2:00pm Meteorite scientist Paul Sipiera will be presenting at Lizzadro Museum about the various types of meteorites, but he will be concentrating on the North American solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art is located in beautiful Wilder Park in Elmhurst, Illinois. Elmhurst is 16 miles due west of downtown Chicago. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Arts 220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL www.lizzadromuseum.org April 27 6:00pm - 7:30pm The River Ridge School fourth graders will once again participate in the Night at the Museums. The village Elizabeth is very fortunate to have five museums. The 1876 Banwarth House, Apple River Fort State Historic Site, Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum, Elizabeth History Museum, and the Planetary Studies Foundation Earth and Space Science Museum. Ridge students will be taking on various historic characters in science, sports, literature, and culture. Each room at the museums will be filled with family and friends to see their children's interpretation of their character. April 29 11:00am - 4:00pm PSF members Jim Dole and Tom Dunmore are hosting this year's event especially notable since 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the observatory (formerly the JETS Observatory). Visitors are welcomed to tour the observatory buildings to see the telescopes and equipment that we use. Observatory staff will be on hand to explain and answer questions about the observatory, the telescopes, and the programs that we have to offer. Various displays will be setup along with demonstrations of safe solar viewing, and meteor detection by radio. Free. Doug Firebaugh Observatory 2892 W Stephenson St Freeport, IL June 12-15 10:00am - 3:00pm Children's Summer Workshop: Flavors of Europe at the Earth & Space Science Museum June 26-29 10:00am - 3:00pm Children's Summer Workshop: Geology Week at the Earth & Space Science Museum July 10-13 10:00am - 3:00pm Children's Summer Workshop: Cultures from Around the World at the Earth & Space Science Museum August 7-10 10:00am - 3:00pm Children's Summer Workshop: Space Week at the Earth & Space Science Museum
For more Banwarth House events, please visit their Web site at http://www.banwarthmuseum.com/events.html