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Observe the Moon Night at Grundy Library

International Observe the Moon Night
A Night Sky Star Party
Grundy Library, Bristol, PA
October 5, 2019

The first quarter moon will be in the night sky for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 5, 2019. You’re invited to join us, rain or shine, for a star party at the Grundy Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, beginning at 6:00 pm when members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA) will set up their telescopes to assist astronomy enthusiasts with viewing the moon and constellations outdoors. Attendees are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes or use those provided by the BMAA for the event. In addition to viewing the night sky, there will be light refreshments, a photo booth, an indoor scavenger hunt, and crafts.

Participants also have the opportunity to enter a free drawing for a telescope. No registration is required for this free, family event. The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association is a group of amateur astronomers working together to improve astronomical knowledge and appreciation as well as observational and astrophotography skills. BMAA members are a varied group of individuals who share a curiosity about the sky who make themselves and their stargazing instruments available to promote public interest in astronomy.


This presentation is part of the NASA @ My Library education initiative to promote STEM learning opportunities throughout the nation. As one of seventy-five U.S. public libraries selected through a competitive application process to become a NASA @ My Library Partner, the Library has received resources, training and support to lead STEM educational events in the community.


Star Gazing: How to View the Night Sky

Bristol, PA – The public is invited to attend Stargazing: How to View the Night Sky at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, when members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA) will be on hand to show participants how to use association telescopes and binoculars to view the night sky. Do you have your own personal telescope or binoculars? You are welcome to bring them to the event. This presentation is part of the NASA @ My Library education initiative to promote STEM learning opportunities throughout the nation. As one of seventy-five U.S. public libraries selected through a competitive application process to become a NASA @ My Library Partner, the Library has received resources, training and support to lead STEM educational events in the community. This free, rain-or-shine event is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Register by calling 215.788.7891, or online at grundylibrary.org.

Save the date! The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association returns to the Library on International Observe the Moon Night, Saturday, October 5, 2019 for an after-hours, outdoor star party.

The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association is a group of amateur astronomers working together to improve astronomical knowledge and appreciation as well as observational and astrophotography skills. BMAA members are a varied group of individuals who share a curiosity about the sky who make themselves and their stargazing instruments available to promote public interest in astronomy.


Bucks Celebrates OER!

A celebratory luncheon was held on August 22nd to acknowledge the achievements of the Open Educational Resources Initiative at Bucks County Community College, which began in 2016. Bill Hemmig, Dean, Learning Resources and Online Learning, hosted the event in recognition of all those who contributed to the success of the program. In just a short period of time, from planning to implementation, OER courses have saved our students over 1 million dollars! Springing directly from the initiative, 15 courses now offer zero-textbook-cost sections and another 21 courses were inspired to follow suit. A total of 65 faculty have adopted OER and a degree program with textbook-cost-free pathways may be in our near future!

Free access to information has always been a core value of libraries. We are proud of the contribution librarians and staff have made to the OER initiative in locating resources, providing guidance, and addressing copyright questions. We thank them and the many supporters from across our campus community for their dedicated hard work.

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