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The following is a republished press release and NOT written by the Ithaca Voice … click here to submit community announcements directly to The Voice, or contact us at tips@ithacavoice.com.

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Museum of the Earth is opening its doors on Thursday evening, October 26, from 6 to 8 pm, to look at space in a spooky way with Cornell’s Astronomy Graduate Network.

Children of all ages are invited to come dressed in costume and learn more about our universe. Graduate students from Cornell’s Astronomy Department will have stations throughout the Museum dedicated to space and space exploration. Explore the Museum of the Earth’s new Mapping the Planets exhibit, and get candy treats as you visit the Astronomy Graduate Network’s activities including the Dry Ice Comet, Magic Planet, Spandex Universe, Lego Exoplanets, Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, and more!

The Astronomy Grads Network (AGN) serves to represent and promote the interests and visions of graduate students in the Astronomy Department and Space Sciences Building. AGN also aims to foster a sense of grad student community, and to increase awareness and enthusiasm for Astronomy at Cornell and within the general public. To these ends, it holds a variety of events each year, including a weekly Grad Student and Postdoc Seminar, and outreach events for the larger Ithaca community, such as the “Ask an Astronomer” and the Halloween “Museum in the Dark” event at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca.

You can find out more about the AGN at: http://astro.cornell.edu/graduate-student-network.html