The Francis Malcolm Science Center in Easton invites the public to an open house on Saturday, October 24 and is also making an appeal for donations to help keep the Center open in the new year. 

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Planetarium Director Larry Berz says the center, which has been operating for over 30 years, will be forced to close its doors on January 1st without the necessary funding.

Saturday's open house runs from 10-3 and includes a Digital Planetarium demonstration with Eric Melenbrink of Ash Enterprises. The new digital planetarium technology allows an expanded range of educational and entertaining subjects.

The Science Center will also offer a live animal display with Emma from the Chewonki Group. Model rocket launches, interactive displays in the lobby, and light refreshments will be some of the features during Saturday's free event.

For more information or to contribute, call the Francis Malcolm Science Center in Easton at 488-5451.  You can also find them on Facebook here.