Linda Wilkinson from the Des Moines Astronomical Society overseas got acquainted with young and old stars in the sky with a family from Perry at the STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Festival held on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus. More than 800 third through eighth graders and their families attended the free, family-friendly event. There were more than 40 booths featuring interactive learning activities, hands-on demonstrations and make-and-takes.