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‘Ode to the Stars’ pointed people to Jupiter, Saturn and double stars through a telescopic lens

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  Malden Reads, in collaboration with Ward 4 Councillor Ryan OMalley, presented Ode to the Stars, a fifth annual event, on Saturday night at Waitt’s Mount Park. The night included storytelling, star gazing and entertainment.

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Edgar Ng, 6, drew an alien head.
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Retired engineer/astronomy outreach enthusiast Robert Toop looked at spots on the sun through a telescope.
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Pictured from left to right: cohosts Julie Cohen, Linda Zalk and Elena Martinez, all of Malden Reads, read stories to children during story time on Saturday night at Waitt’s Mount Park.
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Astronomer Corey Mooney said he could see star clusters and a new moon with a telescope during Saturday’s Ode to the Stars event at Waitt’s Mount Park.
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Neil Umakanth, 6, played with a solar system display.
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Astronomer James McLaren could see Saturn and double stars through his telescope.
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The alien was stuck all alone.
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Malden resident Hana Haddouche, 7, looked for stars through a telescope during the 5th annual Ode to the Stars at Waitt’s Mount Park Saturday night.
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Astronomer Michael O’Shea said he could see Jupiter and Saturn with a telescope.
guests
Shown from left to right: astronomy enthusiasts Michael O’Shea and Sapana Thomas with guests Jessica Varga, Robert Hayes, Joseph Zhou, Christine Menschner and Ward 4 Councillor/event cohost Ryan O’Malley.
entertainers
Shown from left to right: entertainment was provided by Neal Itzler on guitar, spoken word artist CD Collins and David Weigert on percussion.
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Malden resident Liana Neville designed the space shuttle control room artwork.
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Malden residents William and Jocelyn Alberto, 5, made alien heads.

(Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

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