Program Type:Special Events
Darien Library and Darien Nature Center welcome Bob Crelin to explore our night skies right here at Darien Library.
Did you ever get to see the Moon, or another planet through a telescope? Have you ever gazed upon a cluster of stars, or a distant galaxy? Take a tour of our night sky with Bob Crelin and a team of professional telescope operators, and experience the many wonders of our celestial neighborhood. Learn about stars and constellations and the incredible distances between us and what we can see. At this time of the year, "stars' of the night will be the planets Saturn and Jupiter. An awe-inspiring experience for all ages!
This event will be postponed in the event of rain. The rain date is Saturday, October 29th.
About the Presenter:
Designer, author, musician and inventor, Bob Crelin has spent most of his life exploring the creative boundaries of our modern world. His award-winning, original product design for Gibraltar Drum Hardware, Gretsch Drums, Takamine Guitars, Ovation Guitars & Dixon Drums has influenced the look of musical instruments and accessories worldwide. Bob's popular first book, There Once was a Sky Full of Stars is now in its third printing. His unique book, Faces of the Moon is in its second printing, and was a precursor to Bob's Moon Gazers' Wheel invention. He has been interviewed for, and written many feature articles on outdoor lighting regulation and design. In 2004, Bob was honored with the Astronomical League’s Walter Scott Houston Award for his years of devotion, working to preserve the night sky for our children. Bob’s award-winning, ‘night sky-friendly’ light fixture, The GlareBuster, is changing the way homeowners light their homes. An avid musician and songwriter, he has also produced, recorded and performed original music for over 30 years.