Free telescope lending program for ScienceWorks membership

                The
Ashland Fiber Network Telescope Lending Program at ScienceWorks, was launched
last week.   ScienceWorks members can
borrow a telescope for one month free of charge. The Ashland Fiber Network  joined with the Southern Oregon Skywatchers
and the ScienceWorks Museum to launch the Telescope Lending Program on May 10,
National Astronomy Day,

                On May
17 and 18 the museum will be closed during regular business hours, but on the night
of Saturday, May 17 from 6:30 to 11 pm the museum will be in full swing.
ScienceWorks will celebrate its fifth year of exploring the sensory experience
of wine with a true demonstration of both science and art.

                This
year’s event is presented by Dutch Brothers Coffee with support from US Bank, Bard’s Inn, Royce Real Estate, Gold & Gems Fine
Jewelry, State Farm- Paul and Vicki Finch, Jared Anderson, D.D.S. and Tek‑Printing
Services The annual fundraising event is an interactive exploration of the science
of winemaking, with the region’s finest foods and wines.  Not your typical wine tasting, the evening is
the "ultimate sensory experience" with exhibits and demonstrations as
well as food and wine tastings.  The
event also offers wine enthusiasts the opportunity to meet and talk one‑on‑one
with the area’s best winemakers, wine growers and restaurateurs.

                The
evening will feature unique interactive wine tasting exhibits, discussions with
wine experts, live music by AnnieMac and by Charley Pagani and Friends and a
live and silent auction.This year, the live auction will feature a private
dinner party and concert by Jeff Pevar and Inger Jorgenson, a week in Sedona
Arizona during the Sedona Jazz Festival, private London Bus wine tasting
adventure for 30, beautiful jewelry, an escape into the California Wine
Country, and much, much more.

                Last
year’s event was completely sold out with more than 375 guests attending. This
year, ScienceWorks has added more space and expects to sell 400 tickets. The
event successfully raised more than $60,000 for the museum’s education programs
last year and this year the goal is $80,000.

                Tickets
for "The Science of Wine," are $55 for ScienceWorks members and $65 for nonmembers. The event will be held on May 17 from
6:30 to 10 with dancing until 11P.M. at ScienceWorks Hands‑On Museum. More
information is available by calling 541‑482‑6767 ext. 10 or visiting our
website at

                ScienceWorks
will be opening a new exhibit on May 24, Tech City. This new exhibit will feature 12 interactive activity
stations and exhibits that allow visitors to solve real‑world problems that
engineers face each day. This exhibition was developed by the Sciencenter and
Cornell University with funding from the National Science Foundation and is
sponsored locally by Adroit Construction.

                ScienceWorks
Hands‑On Museum is located at 1500 East Main in Ashland. Museum hours are
Wednesday through Saturday from 10 to 4 pm and Sundays from 12 to 4 pm.
Admission prices are $5 for children 2 to 12 and Seniors, $7.50 for adults and
free for Members and children under 2. For more information call 541‑482‑6767
or visit our website at www.scienceworksmuseum.org.

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