Starry Night 2012 Returns to the Florida Museum of Natural History Tonight

Let’s reach for the stars! Starry Night 2012 is back for its annual event at 6 p.m. tonight at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Bring the whole family for a packed, fun-filled night of astronomical proportions. Join keynote speaker Greg Laughlin, a leader in the field of extrasolar planet detection from the University of California, Santa Cruz, for “The Fate of the Earth, the Solar System and the Universe,” a discussion about the far future of the universe. This presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in the Florida Museum classrooms.

Starry Night runs from 6-10 p.m. tonight, Nov. 30, at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Admission is free. For the full schedule of events, please visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/grid/starry-night/. Pick up a Passport to the Universe to keep track of the activities you participate in. Visitors who complete their Passport may receive tickets to the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium or other prizes.

This annual event is hosted by a partnership of the Florida Museum, Santa Fe College Astronomy, University of Florida Astronomy, the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, the Alachua Astronomy Club, and NASA.

For more information, please contact Sally Hoffman at 352-395-5354 or sally.hoffman@sfcollege.edu, or the Florida Museum of Natural History at 352-273-2062.