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April 25, 1996|By Karin Remesch

Goddard Community Day

Witness how Hubble Space Telescope managers and engineers control the orbiting observatory and maintain an around-the-clock vigil from an array of consoles during Goddard Space Flight Center's "Community Day" at the Greenbelt center on Sunday.

Stops on a bus tour will include the NASA Communications Center, the heart of a global communications system that provides voice, data, Teletype and television support to NASA and also serves as the communication link between astronauts aboard the space shuttle and ground control; the Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility, an 86,000 square-foot building that contains one of the largest "clean rooms" in the world -- a contamination-free environment used to build large payloads for spacecraft; and the Spacecraft Test and Integration Facility, which houses a full-scale model of the cargo bay of the space shuttle and a four-story model of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Also scheduled are model rocket launches, presentations and demonstrations.

Community Day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Bus tours will leave the visitor center in Greenbelt every 10 minutes. Admission is free. Call (301) 286-8981. Discover Scouting through the eyes of Norman Rockwell at the Walters Art Gallery this weekend.

The exhibit, "Scouting Through The Eyes of Norman Rockwell," is part of a tour honoring the 85th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The selection of 16 works depicting Boy Scouts and Scouting activities are from a series of paintings created by the artist for Scout calendars.

The paintings are on view Friday through Sunday at the gallery, ** 600 N. Charles St. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for ages 18 and younger and full-time students. Call (410) 547-9000.

Pub Date: 4/25/96

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