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Steve Schmidt, a Space Science Educator at the Imperial Centre, peers through the finder scope of an 8-inch Meade Reflecting Telescope on Friday at the Imperial Centre. Schmidt and other Imperial Centre educators will host Public Star Parties once a month to give Rocky Mount residents the opportunity to stargaze with professionals.
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Steve Schmidt, a Space Science Educator at the Imperial Centre, peers through the finder scope of an 8-inch Meade Reflecting Telescope on Friday at the Imperial Centre. Schmidt and other Imperial Centre educators will host Public Star Parties once a month to give Rocky Mount residents the opportunity to stargaze with professionals.

Astronomy club reaches for the stars

By Tyler Kes
Staff Writer

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The 2007 movie “Stardust” opens with the line “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human?”

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