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July 18, 1996|By Judith de Vastey

Space: a close-up view

See a 3.9 billion-year-old moon rock or tour a 41-foot Coast Guard patrol boat that uses a Global Positioning Satellite system for navigation at Baltimore's "Take Up Space Week."

An exhibit, "Take Up Space," opens Saturday at the Maryland Science Center. Visitors can view a scale model of the International Space Station, a moon rock and more. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, "Take Up Space Night" at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg Center will include a demonstration on how a "Ranger" robot is used to service satellites and collect data, with exhibits and a slide presentation on the Hubble Telescope at 7: 30 p.m.

The science center will hold a "Town Hall in Space" on Wednesday. Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell will be there, and tours of a Coast Guard patrol boat will be available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a free showing of the space film "The Dream Is Alive" in the IMAX theater at 5 p.m. Experts will discuss the future of space exploration and its impact on Maryland at 6 p.m.

The Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information on the "Take Up Space" exhibit, call (410) 685-5225; for tickets to the film "The Dream Is Alive," call (410) 685-2370. The Bloomberg Center's Maryland Space Grant Consortium is at 3701 San Martin Drive. For more information on "Take Up Space Night," call (410) 516-7106. For a free Space Pak and a letter from Jim Lovell on how to "Take Up Space," call (888) SPACE U S.

Join the Antique Dealers Association of Maryland in its antiques event of the summer at Friendship Fields Antique Fair on Saturday and Sunday.

Dealers from Pennsylvania to the Carolinas will be present. The fair will be an outdoor/indoor show with a wide variety of antiques, including country furniture. Between 50 to 70 dealers are expected at the fair, which is the Antique Dealers Association's second.

The fair will be held at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Route 144 in West Friendship from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for early buyers on Saturday at 7 a.m. and $3 after 9 a.m. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Free parking. Call (301) 530-9393.

Pub Date: 7/18/96

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