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Price: Free Fridays; free with purchase of museum admission Saturdays
You may not be able to glimpse Tatooine, Naboo or the Degobah system, but the observatory at the Maryland Science Center still offers a view that is out of this world. Attend Stargazing Fridays from 5:30 to 9 p.m. where a computer-controlled telescope allows you to see the planets and stars of our own universe. While there, go ahead and insist that “that’s no moon, it’s a space station.” Also gaze upon our amazing sun on Sungazing Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather as the observatory is outdoors.
Star Wars Toy Museum
Catonsville, White Marsh, Hanover, and Rockville
The force is described as “an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.” It is even recognized as an official religion. If you want to learn the ways of the force, join the Maryland Jedi Order. Members meet in various locations throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia. This is not a role-playing group or fan club, but rather one’s personal spiritual exploration among like-minded people in an open and inclusive environment. Since its inception in 2008, the group has brought into practice the theory introduced in Star Wars, as well as its connection similar real world approaches. May the force be with you, always.
Dates: May 24 to May 27, 2013
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