One thing we share unequivocally with our ancestors: the heavens above. And just like our prehistoric precursors, we continue to be fascinated and inspired by the moon and stars, even if, in this day and age, we've gone so far as to set foot on the former and have roundly hypothesized scientifically about the latter.
With that in mind, Littleton's Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center urges you to look to the skies and be charmed tonight when, as part of its ongoing Stars Over Aspen Grove event (taking place in conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy), the public is invited to watch a free outdoor screening of E.T. The Extraterrestrial, with telescope viewing hosted by S&S Optika. It's also a prime opportunity to see The World at Night, a traveling exhibit featuring images of world landmarks snapped against gorgeous celestial views as captured by some of the planet's best night-sky photographers, on view in the center's suite 342, near Starbucks, through August 16.
Tonight's festivities begin around 6 p.m., and the movie starts at dusk; admission is free. Bring your own seating or rent a chair for $1. Children ages four to ten are also encouraged to submit entries this evening for a Children's Art Contest (entries are due no later than August 7 and will be eligible to hang alongside TWAN works during the last week of the exhibit). Aspen Grove is at 7301 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Get details at www.shopaspengrove.com.
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