View Cygnus, Pegasus, Andromeda and more from Sci-Port’s rooftop
Star Party, including a Hubble screening, set for Friday, Sept. 26, 8 – 11 p.m.
Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:00 am
by Karen E. Wissing (318) 573-5283

Shreveport, LA – Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center will host a Star Party on Friday, September 26, 8 – 11 p.m. Cost is $3 for Sci-Port Members and $5 for Future Sci-Port Members. The event is also open to Boy and Girl Scouts wishing to participate in activities designed to meet badge requirements; admission is $10 for Scouts.

The Dayna & Ronald L. Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium will feature short films, including Wonders of the Universe, throughout the evening, and the Windham Family Rooftop Terrace will be open for visitors. Highlights of the rooftop observations include the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest galaxy to us at just over 2 million light years away. Visitors are invited to bring their telescopes from home, or to use Sci-Port’s, to view Cygnus, Pegasus, Andromeda and Perseus, along with Antares and Vega.

Complementary programming, including Alien Animals, Confetti Constellations and Planetary Bracelets, will take place in the AEP SWEPCO Light & Color Lab.

Hubble will be screened inside the Center’s IMAX® Dome Theatre at 8:15 p.m. Additional admission charge applies ($6 Members; $9.50 Future Members; $6 Scouts).

To learn more about upcoming events at Sci-Port, visit

About Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center
Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, voted the 2012 Attraction of the Year by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, is a 92,000 square-foot science and entertainment center featuring 290 hands-on exhibits, 70 interactive programs and demonstrations, a Space Center and Space Dome Planetarium, IMAX Dome Theatre, gift shop and café. Sci-Port is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers; a LA Space Consortium member and is recognized by Parents magazine as one of the nation’s ten best science centers. The Center is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway on the downtown Shreveport Riverfront. For information regarding hours, IMAX showings or special programs, call (318) 424-3466, toll free at (877) 724-7678 or visit

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Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101


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