It's been a while but I'm back and ready to deliver news about Schuylkill County each Monday, Wednesday and Friday so I hope you'll be joining me! We're smack dab in the middle of the holiday season but confess...every now and then you need a little break from the holly and mistletoe. If you're looking for something amazing to do that doesn't involve shopping, carols or Santa I have the perfect opportunity for you.
The Pottsville Area High School is giving everyone in the county the chance to look skyward next week in a way that most of us have never done before. Sign up to visit the school's planetarium and observation tower and get an up close peek at the mysteries of the winter sky. The planetarium/observation tower is celebrating its 50th anniversary but is still capable of showing us the stars and planets revolving over our heads. (Although it may be getting an upgrade if the school district receives the needed funding.)
The free tour includes 10 to 15 minutes in the planetarium and 30 to 45 minutes in the observatory. The next scheduled tour is on Wednesday, December 14 at 7 p.m. To sign up call the high school main office at 570-621-2900, science teacher Scott Delenchick at firstname.lastname@example.org or head of the science department Adrian Portland at email@example.com Come look at the world in a whole new way!