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University of Chicago representatives helped kids and their parents build model rockets, comets and stars and taught them about outer space at the Homewood Science Center on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 22.

Juliet Crowell, a public outreach manager at the University of Chicago, and Louise Gagnon and Yue Pan, U of C students in astronomy and astrophysics, shared their knowledge with the group. As everyone participated, a kid-friendly YouTube playlist about astronomy selected by Crowell was presented in the Michael Wexler Theater space.

The kids were given prepared materials to assemble their comet model, but they had lots . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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