Public invited to take a virtual journey to the stars

International award-winning astronomer and former NASA consultant Kevin Manning is bringing Star Tour USA 2013 to Taft on Thursday, December 5.

Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe will be presented in the Taft College Cougar Room at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy a virtual journey into the cosmos to look at the very small and the very large. Weather permitting, they will also be able to view the stars through a powerful custom-designed telescope after the presentation.

This engaging program for all ages, which promotes scientific literacy, is a joint presentation of the Friends of the Taft College Library and the Westside Friends of the Taft Branch Library. For more information, call the Taft Branch at 661-763-3294.