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Event ID:  1791
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Organization:  The White House
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Dates:  7th October 2009 to 7th October 2009
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Type:  Private
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  DC
City:  Washington
Location:  The White House
Event Name:  White House Star Party
Event Description:  The President and First Lady will host an event at the White House on October 7 for middle-school students to highlight the President's commitment to science, engineering and math education as the foundation of this nation's global technological and economic leadership and to express his support for astronomy in particular for its capacity to promote a greater awareness of our place in the universe, expand human knowledge, and inspire the next generation by showing them the beauty and mysteries of the night sky. President Obama will kick-off the event with a brief address that will be streamed live on the website (estimated beginning at 8 pm EDT). The program at the White House includes more than 20 telescopes set up on the White House lawn focused on Jupiter, the Moon and select stars; interactive dome presentations, and hands on activities including scale models of the Solar System, impact cratering, and investigating meteorites and Moon rocks.
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