The large rooftop telescope will be re-open for sky gazing at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “Stars Over Springfield” observatory series. These programs take place on the first Friday of each month. $3 for adults and $2 for children 17 and under. Each event features an introductory talk on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research, or upcoming events like eclipses or comet appearances. The featured talk on Jan. 5, 2018: Jack Megas, planetarium educator at the Springfield Science Museum – “The Brightest Stars of Winter”.