Astronomy Day at the North Museum

When:
April 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Astronomy Day at the North Museum

Explore the cosmos on Saturday, April 29, and celebrate International Astronomy Day with the North Museum of Nature and Science.  From 11 am to 4 pm, participate in family-friendly space-themed activities and safe daytime observing of the sun, moon, and the planet Venus.  Discover the wonders of the universe with a planetarium show in Central Pennsylvania’s largest planetarium, the SciDome Theater.  Don’t miss an opportunity to interact with Lancaster’s own NASA Solar System Ambassador Axel Diaz and amateur astronomers from our local astronomy club, the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County as they’ll be available to your answer your questions about astronomy and telescopes so you can get started in the hobby that reveals the hidden treasures within our sky and beyond.

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Meet and interact with NASA Solar System Ambassador Axel Diaz

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hands-on activities throughout Museum, included with admission

Daytime Observing (Sun, Moon, Venus), weather permitting

Learn about telescopes and the hobby of astronomy with the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County (AELC)

Explore sundials and time tracking with North American Sundial Society member Ken Clark

Planetarium shows throughout the day, purchase of a ticket is required
10:15 am   One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
11:15 am   Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
12:15 pm   Magic Tree House: Space Mission
1:00 – 1:45 pm   SciDome Demo/Open House
2:15 pm   Night Sky Tour
3:15 pm   Double Feature! International Space Station: Off the Earth, For the Earth and Beyond and Journey of a Lifetime – Mars
4:15 pm   The Hot and Energetic Universe
 

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm (weather permitting)

Evening Observing at Franklin & Marshall College’s Joseph R. Grundy Observatory, weather permitting. If the viewing has to be postponed due to the weather, notification will posted on the northmuseum.org by 5:00 pm. If observing session is canceled due to weather, the next observing attempt will be May 15. Directions and information about Franklin & Marshall College’s Joseph R. Grundy Observatory can be found HERE.

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