To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s history-making telescopic discoveries, the S.B. Museum of Natural History (2559 Puesta del Sol) is holding its 100 Hours of Astronomy celebration, a series of celestial-themed events for all amateur astronomers. The following are some upcoming highlights of the commemoration:

• Thursday, April 2, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Solar, lunar, and night sky observing at Goleta’s Camino Real Marketplace.

• Thursday, April 2, 5-8 p.m.: Evening sky viewing and children’s astronomy artwork displays as part of 1st Thursday at various State Street locations in downtown Santa Barbara.

��� Friday, April 3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Hands-on activities, solar and lunar viewing, planetarium shows, a rocket launch, and more, all day at the Museum of Natural History.

• Sunday, April 5, 3-10 p.m.: Star parties, solar and lunar viewing, telescope displays, and more at Linden Lawn (Linden Ave. at Carpinteria State Beach).

For a full schedule of activities, locations, and admission prices, call 962-6316 or visit


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