The Galaxy Gala at Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sponsored by

R. E. Phelon Company, Inc; Trolley Run Station; Bechtel Savannah River, Inc; Wackenhut

in partnership with

The Aiken Standard

Space Race Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a "Space Race Scavenger Hunt" to learn more about astronomy and the Galaxy Gala. Find all 11 celestial objects placed near businesses in Aiken, and enter to win two free tickets (valued at $70) to the Galaxy Gala event at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center! Deadline to enter is Monday, November 19, 2007.

Space Race Scavenger Hunt Entry Form (PDF document, 61K)

Clues will be published in the Aiken Standard on November 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, and 17. The answers to the clues and the winners will be announced on November 21, 2007. Here are the clues that have been published to date:

Clue #10 This planet is famous for its rings made of ice particles. Look for a Southside store where you could purchase a ring.
Clue #9 This red planet has polar ice caps and mountains much taller than Mt. Everest. Look for an ice cream shop on the same road as a Martial Arts center.
Clue #8 This planet, also known as the "Morning Star," was named for the goddess of beauty. You will find this planet's sign in front of a beauty salon on Silver Bluff Road.
Clue #7 This planet, named for the speedy messenger of the gods, is closest to the sun. Find the car dealership that sells cars with this planet's name.
Clue #6 Recently demoted to a "dwarf planet," this place has a Disney character named after it. Where could this character go for a checkup after shopping at the Aiken Mall?
Clue #5 This blue planet is 7th from the Sun and was named for the Greek god of the sky. Where could you go to charter an aircraft and fly in the sky?
Clue #4 The largest planet, named for the Roman king of the gods, has a Great Red Spot. Look for the dot near a big red spot. Bullseye!
Clue #3 The third planet from the sun is the only planet known to support life. This planet's sign is in front of a nursery.
Clue #2 Astronauts visited this, the Earth's natural satellite, between 1969 and 1972. Find the shop on Laurens Street that has this celestial object in its name.
Clue #1 This medium sized star is at the center of our solar system. Find the storefront near Publix where you can go to get a sensational glow.

The drawing will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2007. You must be 21 or older to win. Winners will be notified by e-mail or by telephone. Tickets may be picked up at the RPSEC just prior to the event. Mail your completed form (PDF) to: RPSEC, 471 University Pkwy, Box 3, Aiken, SC 29801 or fax to (803) 641-3615.

For more information Contact Janice Weeks at or 803-641-3769 (from Augusta, toll free at 803-278-1967 ext 3769)

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