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Astronomy for All

May 17, 2016

Baltimore's Popscope hosts a public astronomy event at the Maryland Science Center.

Whether you’re an avid star-gazer or just a fan of outer space, chances are you’ve turned your gaze to the night sky in search of constellations, planets, and other celestial attractions. But you may not have considered how studying space can be a catalyst for community building. Baltimore’s Popscope is working to make astronomy fun, free, and portable. We speak to volunteers Ariel Hicks and Joseph Long about Popscope’s goal of creating an inclusive community of astronomers throughout the city. Plus, Herman Heyn, Baltimore’s self-proclaimed "star hustler” has been a street corner astronomer for nearly thirty years. What wonder do the heavens still hold for him?