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1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States

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January 2018

NASA’s Citizen Science Programs

January 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

NASA scientist Todd Toth will discuss various citizen science programs at NASA, highlighting the GLOBE Program, an international science and education program that allows students and the public worldwide to participate in data collection and the scientific process. Free.

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Ukrainian Egg Workshop

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Create an exquisite pysanka, an intricately decorated egg, using techniques of the traditional Ukrainian folk craft. Hands-on instruction by Holly Olszewski. Workshop Fee: $25 for RI members, $30/non-member. Ages 15 and up, limited to 10. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@renfrewinstitute.org.

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February 2018

Astronomy Program: What Cassini Told Us About Saturn

February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Presented in partnership with Tri-State Astronomers Dr. Lawrence Marschall, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Gettysburg College, presents a program on the dramatic end of the historic Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn, and what astronomers learned from the nearly two decades the Cassini was in orbit. Night sky viewing after the program, weather permitting. Free. Image: Artist's rendering of Cassini's "grand finale" orbit. NASA.

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March 2018

The Wheel That Grinds: Mills in Renfrew’s Past

March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Will Sheppard, Historic Archaeologist Part One of Annual Lecture Series 2018: Keep the Wheels Turning. Presented by Will Sheppard, Historic Archaeologist and Anthropology Instructor. Will Sheppard has been a historic archaeologist for 25 years, with a long-standing relationship to the Renfrew property. The program will focus on the mills associated with the Royers, the family who settled on the land now known as Renfrew Park. The talk will include early saw mills on South Mountain, Bark Mill at the tannery…

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Telescope Clinic—Learn How to Use Your Telescope!

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Dan Kaminsky of the Tri-State Astronomers checks out a telescope. Presented in partnership with Tri-State Astronomers. This “telescope clinic” is designed to help you learn how to maximize your use of a telescope. If you have a telescope and you’re not sure what to do next, bring it to the telescope clinic for some guidance. Registration is required to reserve consultation time. Free. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@renfrewinstitute.org.

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Keeping Antique Cars Rolling Along

March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Stanley Steamer car Part Two of Annual Lecture Series 2018: Keep the Wheels Turning. Presented by Bill Calimer, Wheelwright, Calimer’s Wheel Shop, Waynesboro, Pa. After a career in cancer research at Hershey Medical Center, Bill Calimer returned to Waynesboro and took over his father’s wheel and carriage shop in 1980. His father and grandfather were blacksmiths and wheelwrights, and Calimer had been around wheel-making all his life. Calimer’s Wheel Shop specializes in replacement wooden wheels for antique automobiles. These wheels require…

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April 2018

Renfrew Rocks! The Rock Detective Strikes Again

April 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Geologist Jeri Jones In partnership with the Franklin Co. Rock & Mineral Club Geologist Jeri Jones presents a fun and educational program on the geology of the area between Gettysburg and Interstate 81. Imagine a slice of the Earth’s crust showing the bedrock—that would tell an incredible story about our landscape! The program is also an orientation for the May geology bus trip. Free. More details coming early in 2018. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@renfrewinstitute.org.

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