Astronomy Day 2006 Events

 

Astronomy Day Activities by State for 2006

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Here are the scheduled Astronomy Day activities that have been reported to the Astronomical League. They are arranged in alphabetical order.

Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; District of Columbia; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois: Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming;

Countries:

Argentina ; Austria ; Canada ; Chile ; Malaysia ; Iceland ; India ; Iran ; Malaysia ; Mexico ; Nepal ;New Zealand; Peru ; Puerto Rico ; Romania ; Turkey






Asronomy Day is coming on May 6, and the Abrams Planetarium has made available its May 2006 Sky Calendar and evening sky map on the web at http://www.pa.msu.edu/abrams/skycalendar

Any organization planning activities for Astronomy Day is invited to reprint the May 2006 Sky Calendar and evening sky map for free distribution.




Alabama

 

City: Montgomery
Organization: W.A. Gayle Planetarium and Auburn Astronomical Society


Contact: Rick Evans

Address: 1010 Forest Ave;Montgomery AL 36106

Date/Time: April 14-18 2006, NASA Exhibit (Contact for hours)
Astronomy Day April 15 2006 starting @ 3:00 PM

3:00 PM/Closing - NASA Exhibit open to public

3:00 PM - Solar viewing

Public Viewing of the Sun through Solar Scopes provided by the Planetarium and Auburn Astronomical Society.

5:00 PM - Telescope Clinic

Members from the Auburn Astronomical Society will host a telescope clinic to answer questions about different types of telescopes. If you have a telescope that you need assistance with, you are encouraged to bring it to this event.

6:00 PM - Mitzi Adams

6:45 PM -- Remarks from Auburn Astronomical Society President (Dr. Rhon Jenkins)

7:00 PM - "Tour of the Night Sky"

The Spitz STP projector in the auditorium will be set to display the stars as seen from Montgomery Alabama on April 16th, 2005. A brief tour of the night sky will be conducted to point out the constellations visible .

8:00 PM - Telescopic celestial viewing

The Auburn Astronomical Society (AAS) has agreed to support this event by once again bringing out telescopes for the public to view the wonders of the night sky.

See website: http://montgomery.troy.edu/planet


Argentina

  city: Mar del Plata

org: Achernar-Difusión de la Astronomía

contact: Claudia C. Pérez Ferrer

address: Calle 28 Nº 4230(e405/407)Alfar, Mar del Plata
CP 7600 BsAs
Argentina

date: Entre los días 2 y 5 de mayo: curso introductorio a la
Observación del Cielo.
De 18 a 19hs
Sala Augusto Nice, Av. Independencia 1640 (Casi Luro)

Miércoles 3 de mayo, 16hs.
Charla audiovisual Más allá de las estrellas en la sala del Instituto Movilizador de Fondos Cooperativos, H Irigoyen 1549 (Av. Luro)

Viernes 5 de mayo, 16hs.
Charla audiovisual Cómo Observar el Cielo y uso práctico de cartas celestes. Biblioteca Popular Mar del Plata, Bolívar 4252 (San Juan)

Domingo 7 de mayo, 19hs.
Charla audiovisual Maravillas del Cosmos, Centro Cultural Mar del Plata, 25 de mayo y Catamarca

Observación por Telescopios

Del 2 al 6 de mayo, de 19:15 a 20:15hs (si el clima lo permite) desde Av. Independencia 1640.

Distribución de materiales educativos en escuelas, colegios, Centros Culturales, Clubes y comercios.

Micro diario entre el 1º y el 5 de mayo, en el informativo de Canal 8.

SORTEO DE UN TELESCOPIO
Gentileza de Fotos NINO, con solo llenar un cupón y colocarlo en las urnas para tal fin.

TODAS LAS ACTIVIDADES SON GRATUITAS (FREE)

Todos los eventos están pensados para acercar al público a mirar el cielo. En esta semana estará Júpiter en Oposición y será visible fácilmente, por lo cual, será el centro de muchos de los temas y observaciones.


Arizona

 

 

City: Flagstaff
Organization: Lowell Observatory

Contact: Kevin Schindler

Address: 1400 West Mars Hill Road; Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Date/Time: May 6, 2006; doors open at 7:30 p.m. The Observatory will remain open until the last visitor has had an opportunity to look through the historic Clark Telescope.

Lowell Observatory will celebrate National Astronomy Day -- in collaboration with Astronomy magazine and Meade Instruments -- with telescope viewing, indoor presentations, access for vistors to historic displays, and prize giveaways.

 


City: SAFFORD

Organization: Desert Skygazers Astronomy Club

Contact: Cathy Anderson
PO Box 1134
Pima, AZ 85543


Date/Time: April 29 - May 6: Desert Skygazers Astronomy Club Astronomy Week


DESERT SKYGAZERS ASTRONOMY WEEK - SAFFORD, ARIZONA

Sat. 29: Rocket Launching am at Discovery Park. Local Astronomical Speakers in the pm - LBT Update

Mon. 1: EAC Astronomy Class Star Party at Discovery Park

Tues 2: Library - What We Have to Offer in Space Education

Wed. 3: Night Sky Network Programs - Planet Quest, Galaxies, Black Holes and Telescopes

Thur 4: Moon Watch at the Chamber Family and Project ASTRO Programs

Fri 5:  Public Star Party at Roper Lake Meet ASTRO from the Orion Program

Sat 6: afternoon - Main Speaker from the Challenger Program

Fun filled week put on by the community for the enjoyment of all!





Arkansas

city: Little Rock

org: Central Arkansas Astronomical Society

contact: Anastasia "Stacy" Edwards, 2006 President

address: P. O. Box 618, Ward, AR 72176

date: Saturday, May 6, 2006 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

desc: Join the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society and Pinnacle Mountain State Park for Astronomy Day 2006! Telescopes will be set up in the parking lot of the Visitor Center from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy solar observing & presentations by day, and awesome astronomical observing by night. See you there!


Austria

 


Canada


city: Saskatoon

org: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

contact: Jeff Swick

address: 2118 Coy Ave
Saskatoon SK
Canada S7M-0J2

date: May 05 dusk until 11:00 May 06 9:00 am until 12:30 p.m.

desc: May 05 features "Sidewal Astronomy" at the Lakewood Civic Center.

May 06 features an all day mall display at The Mall at Lawson Heights followed by a public star night at The Beaver Creek Conservation Center

city: Ottawa

org: Ottawa Valley Astronomy and Observers Group

contact: Pierre Martin

address: Chapters at SilverCity Shopping Centre
2401 CityPark Dr near Ogilvie road.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

date: Saturday May 6 2006
11:00am to 11:00pm

desc: INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY

FREE all-day outdoor* event beside Chapters at SilverCity Shopping Centre
2401 CityPark Dr near Ogilvie road.

See telescopes of many different sizes and types.
View the Sun (safely using special filters).
See the Moon even in broad daylight.
Meet local amateur astronomers.
Video-imaging of star clusters and galaxies.
See a portable observatory.
Astro-photography, displays and slide shows.
Informative references and free hand-outs.

STAR PARTY!!!

Giant public viewing session from sunset to 11:00pm Enjoy clear crisp views of Jupiter, Saturn, the Moon and lots more through various telescopes. Bring the whole family!

*In case of inclement weather, look for our indoor display inside Chapters.

For more information or to check for weather conditions, visit http://www.oaog.ca/




California

 

City: Santa Barbara
Organization: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History


Contact: Krissie Cook

Address: 2559 Puesta del Sol Road;Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Festival
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Star Party

Join the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, the Women's Environmental Watch and the UCSB Physics Circus to celebrate National Astronomy Day! Enjoy hands-on demonstrations, displays, crafts, free resources for teachers, and planetarium shows. Free telescope to the winner of the kids raffle (ages 12 and under). All activities free with paid admission; planetarium admission $4/person for nonmembers.

 

City: San Diego
Organization: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center


Contact: Julie Kendig

Address: 1875 El Prado; San Diego, CA 92101

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

This year the Fleet will celebrate Astronomy Day with a full schedule of events! Join us for astronomically fun family activities in the galleries, solar viewing on the Prado, special planetarium shows, a Walk of the Solar System, where a live astronomer gives tours of our planetary neighbors on a pinhead scale mapped out in Balboa Park, and much more!
www.rhfleet.org/education



City: Los Angeles

contact: The Local Group of Santa Clarita

Please join The Local Group Astronomy Club as it's members celebrate National Astronomy Day at the Valencia Library on Saturday May 6. Exhibits, lectures, and solar observation through the afternoon. Celestial viewing of the Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter will begin at dusk. More information is available at WWW.LGSCV.ORG or by calling Steve Petzold at (661) 609-1739.


Chile



Colorado

 

City: Longmont
Organization: Longmont Astronomical Society (LAS)


Contact: Dick Mallot, ALCOR

Address: Twin Peaks Shopping Center, in the center of the mall

Date/Time: May 6, 2006, 10am to 4 PM

We will have outdoor events: solar H alpha telescopes, telescopes with solar filters, hand outs. Inside we will have a booth set up with astronomical displays, telescopes, and hand outs. We will have T-shirts, planispheres, and other items for sale.

In addition, we have door prizes that will be giving away to lucky winners.

 


Connecticut

City: West Hartford
Organization: Science Center of Connecticut


Contact: Maria Yates

Address: 950 Trout Brook Drive; West Hartford, CT 06119

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6 11am - 3pm

Build and launch your own rocket, solar observing, special planetarium and laser shows, astronomy raffle.

Please include this listing under Massachusetts and New York as well. Thank you.

 

 


Delaware


Egypt




city: Alexandria

org: Planetarium Science Center, library of Alexandria

contact: Omar Fikry

address: Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
El Shatby, Alexandria 21526
Egypt
Tel: + 203-4839999 (Ext.1465)
Fax: + 203-4834988

date: Saturday, 6 May 2006, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

desc: 9:00-10:00 lecture (from Alexandria to the Milkyway),by Dr.Omar fikry.
10:00-12:00 childern workshop (about pocket sundial and modelling the solar system)
12:00-1:00 competion from the workshop activities
1:00 pm- 2:00pm break
2:00 - 3:00 solar observations using telescope and sunspotter.
3:00pm -4:00pm NASA videoconference with the students.
4:30pm closing


Florida

 City: Cocoa
Organization: Brevard Community College & Brevard Astronomical Society


Contact: Chuck Greenwood

Address: Planetarium; Brevard Community College; 1519 Clearlake Rd; Cocoa, FL 32922

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6 11am to 11pm

Once again the Brevard Astronomical Society and the Brevard Community College Planetarium & Observatory are joining forces for a fantastic day (and night!) of kids activities, telescope viewing, planetarium shows and big-screen movies, lectures, exhibits, and how-to sessions.

The evening planetarium show, movie, and light show have an admission fee. There will be food and drink for sale in the gift shop. All other events are free.

 

City: Fort Pierce
Organization: Treasure Coast Astronomical Society & Hallstrom Planetarium


Contact: Patty Mayer

Address: 366 Smallwood Avenue, Fort Pierce, Florida 34982

Date/Time: March 4, 2006 2:00 p.m. until.....

Astronomy Day will be held in and around Indian River Community College's Main Campus in Fort Pierce, on Virginia Avenue.

Information tables, Kids Korner, telescope clinics throughout the day, mini planetarium shows, speakers (including a NASA speaker)and of course day and night time viewing!

All events are free.

 

City: Tampa

Organization: Museum Astronomical Resource Socitey

Contact: Frances Ferguson

Address: M.O.S.I.; 4801 E. Fowler Avenue; Tampa, Florida 33617-2099

Date/Time: Saturday May 6, 2006 - 10:00AM$ - 4:00 PM SkyWatch Sundown - 10:00PM

View the Sun, touch a telescope, make a Solar Bracelet, interact with displays and ask questions. These are just a few of the things you can do at Astronomy Day. When the day is over join us for SkyWatch to view the stars.

 

city: Alva

org: Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

contact: Carole Holmberg

address: 3450 Ortiz Avenue
Fort Meyers, FL 33971

date: Saturday, May 6th, 8:15-10:15pm

desc: The Wonders of the Nighttime Sky

Check out the beauty of the sky from a dark site. If the weather is clear, you'll see the Moon, stars and perhaps a planet or two as well. Several telescopes will be available for even closer looks at celestial objects. This event will take place at the north side entrance of Caloosahatchee Regional Park on North River Road (State Road 78) in Alva. Bring bug repellant and something comfortable to sit or lay upon. This event is free, but will be cancelled if the sky is cloudy. Reserve your space by calling the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium at 275-3435 before 5 pm on Friday May 5th. Additional information about Caloosahatchee Regional Park can be found by calling the park at 693-2690.

Cosponsored by the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society



city: Sunrise

org: South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association (SFAAA)

contact: Monroe Pattillo

address: Fox Observatory c/o Markham Park
16001 West State Road 84
Sunrise, FL 33326

date: Saturday May 6, 2PM til Midnight

Solar and Night Viewing through telescopes. Astronomers on hand to guide the public through viewing of sky objects. For more information go to www.sfaaa.com or call Fox Observatory at 954-384-0442.



Germany

city: Munich

org: Deutschen Museum, TU Muenchen

contact: Dr. Andreas Kratzer

address: TU Muenchen
Physics Department Z46
James-Franck St
85748 Garching

date: May.6 9:00 - 17:00

desc: Eratosthenes experiment

Remote Telescope demonstration

Visit of the observatories of the museum




 

Georgia

city: Statesboro

org: Georgia Southern Planetarium/Statesboro Astronomy Club

contact: Becky Lowder

address: Department of Physics
PO Box 8031
Statesboro, GA 30460

date: April 8, 2006
10 am - 2 pm

Star shows hourly, Moon rocks from the Apollo Missions on loan from NASA, solar viewing outdoors, hands-on astronomy and space science activities, telescope and amateur astronomy displays, and much more.


Hawaii


Iceland

 

 


 

Idaho

City: Twin Falls

Organization: Magic Valley Astronomical Society


Contact: Chris Anderson

Address: Centennial Observatory; College of Southern Idaho;P.O. Box 1238;Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6th, from 1:00pm to midnight

1:00pm - Museum opens
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Space and Astronomy Make-and-Take activities
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Build and launch your own water bottle rocket
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Robotic rover demo - drive a simulated planetary rover by video
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Observatory open for daytime viewing of the Sun, planets, and stars
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Self-guided 1:8,000,000,000 scale model of the solar system
2:00pm - Planetarium program
4:00pm - Planetarium program
7:00pm - Planetarium program
8:15pm - Planetarium program
9:00pm - midnight - Observatory open for telescope viewing


 

Illinois

 

City: Chicago
Organization: Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum


Contact: Michelle Nichols

Address: 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.; Chicago, IL 60605

Date/Time: May 6, 2006; 11 am - 3 pm

(all activities are free with paid building admission)

Solar Oven Contests and Solar Car Races - After 11 am on May 6, look for the special Contest Sign-Up Table to register to participate in a Solar Oven Heating Contest and Solar Car Races. Participation is limited, so signup is first come, first served. Contest times: 12 pm - 2 pm. Please note: Contests are cancelled if cloudy.

Speaker - At 1:30 pm, Adler Astronomer Dr. Doug Roberts will give a short talk about eclipses of the Sun and Moon, including what causes eclipses, what you can see during an eclipse, and what we can learn from an eclipse. Audience members will also be invited to participate in an activity to demonstrate the phases of the Moon and different types of eclipses.

Astronomy Connection Student Projects on Display- Students and Teachers from around Chicagoland have been participating in a project called Astronomy Connections with Adler to investigate solar energy. The students have invented tools that use solar energy and will exhibit their projects from 11 am - 3 pm.

Visit the Doane Observatory from 11 am - 3 pm!

Prize Drawings and Giveaways - Throughout Astronomy Day, while supplies last, stop by the Astronomy Magazine Resource Table for lots of free publications, including booklets such as ?The Best of Ask Astro?, "The 2006 Guide to the Night Sky", and "Cosmic Tour" posters. Also, head to the Infinity Shop & enter to win a Meade ETX 90AT telescope or one of three free one-year subscriptions to Astronomy Magazine! The drawings will be held at 3 pm on Astronomy Day (winner need not be present).

Additionally,
-Make an Ultraviolet Light-sensitive Bead Bracelet
-Solar Fingerprints - Become a "solar scientist" and figure out the identity of a "mystery gas" on the Sun using light!
-Make a Shadow Clock - Weather permitting, come outside to draw your shadow using sidewalk chalk, and then come back a few hours later to see how the position of your shadow has changed.
-The Colorful Frisbee - What makes this frisbee change from clear to colorful, in the blink of an eye? Come & do some experiments to find out!
-Make Your Own Ultraviolet Light Detector - Using materials available from the grocery store, learn how to make a simple ultraviolet light detector.

 

 

City: Palatine

Organization: Northwest Suburban Astronomers


Contact: Jay Skuban, ALCor

Address: William Rainey Harper College; Building Z;Algonquin Road Entrance (Parking Lots 2&3),Palatine, IL

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6, 2006. Beginning at 5:30 PM Rain or Shine. Info: http://www.nsaclub.org


On May 6th, the Northwest Suburban Astronomers will host Astronomy Day at Harper College, in Palatine, IL. Come enjoy guest lectures, indoor displays and telescopes. There will be projects for children including a Planetarium Dome. If the skies are clear, a variety of telescopes, including the Harper College observatory will be available for public viewing after dusk. NSA members will be on hand to answer any questions and conduct tours of the night sky. All ages are welcome.

 

City: Palatine

Organization: Northwest Suburban Astronomers & Harper College

Contact: Chuck Klingel

Address: 1645 Todd Farm Dr.;Elgin, IL 60123

Date/Time: May 6, 2006, 5:30 p.m.

Exhibits and astronomy programs, telescope viewing and Harper College observatory, portable planetarium dome, and activities for children.

 


India



City: Ahmedabad
Organization: IAC Astronomy Club

Contact: Mr. Alay Pankaj Jhaveri

Address: B-23, Satellite Apartments, Jodhpur Road, Ahmedabad-380015, Gujarat, India.
Tel: 91-79-50040855/+919376110855/+919376107707

Date/Time: May 6, 2006 - IAC Astronomy Club

Astronomy Day Celebrations at IAC Astronomy Club with Observations of all the Planets in the Morning & Evening Skies and also going through a checklist of 25 Deep Space Objects.

Venue : At IAC Astronomy Club Observatory.


Contact: Mr. Manoj Pai
T-15 Sunrise Park Tenements,
PO Bodakdev,
Ahmedabad - 380054
INDIA

Address: Vanchetna, Social Forestry Centre, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, India from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm.





city: Vadodara

org: The Amateur Astronomers Association Of Vadodara

contact: Bhargav Joshi

address: Block:26,Room:363,G.H.B Colony,
Akota,
Vadodara-390020.Gujarat

date: Dates From:May 1st to May 7th.
Time:12:00 Noon To 8:00PM Indian standered Time

Exibition And presentation for Public Of Vadodara City. Exibition will remain open for Full day at Theam center 1 and 2 while presentation will done through slides and projector at theam center 2 from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM IST.

Theam center 1 showing charts and posters of History and Devlopment of Astronomy.from 6000BC to 2006. Theam center 2 dedicated to solar system information including space exploration.

Date/Time: May 6, 2006 - 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm.


To be held at Vanchetna, Social Forestry Centre, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, India from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

1. Night sky Observation

2. Discussion Program on Astronomy and Space Sciences; Total Solar Eclipse Report

3. Night sky Observation



 


Indiana

 



May 6 - Evansville, Indiana

Evansville Museum & Evansville Astronomical Society

Contact: Mitch Luman, Astronomy Day Chair

Address: Evansville Museum
411 SE Riverside Dr
Evansville IN 47713

11-4 PM For Indoor and Outdoor activities At Museum Dusk-9 PM Neighborhood Star Watches (around town)

On May 6, the Evansville, Indiana will celebrate Astronomy Day (Honorable Mention Award Winner 2005) with numerous activities, presentations and events. Activities that are planned will engage young visitors with crafts related to recent missions and learn about the basics of astronomy, our solar system, and the constellations.

The Evansville Museum will be offering planetarium shows throughout the day featuring the show "Comets Are Coming", our live star show "The Sky Tonight".

Outdoor daylight activities will feature members of the Evansville Astronomical Society, who will provide telescopes to view the sun while sharing their expertise with the public. The Evansville Museum's 1 to 600,000 Scale Model of the Solar System will also be on display.

As the sun sets in the west, area residents are invited to participate in our Neighborhood Star Watches (Best New Idea Award in 2004). On the evening of May 6, six neighborhood schools will be the site for Neighborhood Star Parties throughout town. All events subject to prevailing weather conditions.



city: Mitchell

org: Stonebelt Stargazers

contact: Bill Johnson

address: 765 S. Grandview Drive
Paoli, IN 47454

date: May 6 Day programs will be from 12 noon till 4pm Evening viewing will begin at 9pm

desc: The event will be held at SPRING MILL STATE PARK. Highlights will include:

Presentation by IU professor of Astronomy on Infared Astronomy at 12noon at the Nature Center. 3pm at the nature center Gregg Meade wil present The Sky Tonight. Activities will also be at the Grissom Memorial from 12-3.solar viewing included. The evening star party will begin at 9pm at the swimmingpool parking lot.


Indonesia

city: Yogyakarta (Jogja)

org: Jogja Astro Club (JAC) - Indonesia

contact: Mr. Mutoha MMC (Coord. of JAC)

address: Gejayan Soropadan 69 Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55283

date: Date : Saturday May 6, 2006
Time : 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM

In association with ASAC of Colombo High School of Jogja we built Exhibition Stand for size 5x8 meters on the Parking Area of Ambarukmo Plaza prepare to make any events like :
- Poster, Banner & Pictures Exhib.
- Astronomy Book Exhib. (about 50 title)
- Film & Video Astronomy (DVD with LCD Projection)
- Mini Planetarium Presentation (LCD Projection) with Starry Night Pro 5.8.2 Software
- Astrophotografi Slide Show
- Amateur Astronomy Equipments Exh.
- Kids Activities (Coloring, Puzzles & Quiz)
- Solar Observing with Telescop & Bino (sunspot & shadow tracking)
- Moon observation at night (crater & mare)
- Astronomy Softwares & Games Present.

Note: This is The First Astronomy Day in Yogyakarta coord. by Jogja Astro Club (JAC)http://jogja-astro.tk & I hope this event to be success. "JAC always Bringing Astronomy to the People" Let's countdown to Saturday May 6, 2006 ....

Iowa

city: Waterloo

org: Grout Museum District and Black Hawk Astronomy Club

contact: Jane Ryan

address: Grout Museum of History & Science
503 South Street
Waterloo, IA 50701

date: Saturday, May 6, 12:00-5:00

Telescopic observations of sun and moon. Planetarium presentations. Children's activities including cooking up comets, making a star locator, learning about planets, and seeing how craters are formed.


Iran

  TEHRAN

Instituute for Development of Scientific Studies(IDSS)

contact: Dr. M.reza noroozi

address: zaferanie edu.observatory-zaferanieh park -zaferanieh ave.-valiasr St.-tehran. IRAN

date: Friday(5 may) 15 ordibehesht(in persian calendar) from 9 am to 10 pm

desc: astronomical show....(slide and film traditional naration( history of astronomy, paper models, sundial making, astronomical painting.

For more information and detail contact us(009821 -77516530 or 009821-22706167)

city: Tehran

org: Iranian Amateur of Astronomy Society

contact: Masoud Atighi

address: P.O.Box 13185-4117 Tehran-Iran

date: 6 May = 16 Ordibehesht(Persian calender) The international astronomy day with other people of the world from 16 to 21

1- observe the sun spots

2-astronomy conference about sun eclipse 29 march 2006 and astronomy film show

3-Slideshow of night sky

4-painting for children

5- pay gift to children

6-observe the Moon and planets this programs active in Shafagh park. cooperation with Daneshjoo cultural center we have many activities in astronomy week, so.

city: Tehran
org: National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET)
contact: Shahin Jafarzadeh

address: Astronomy Department
National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET)
P. O. Box 13185-619
Tehran, Iran

date: Friday, May 5, 10am to 10pm (In Iran, Friday is holiday instead of Saturday or Sunday. So, May 5 is the national astronomy day in our country in this year)

desc: In association with the students of Farzanegan High Schools of Tehran and Karaj and Allameh Helli High School, The Astronomy Department of National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET) has organized a great wide range activities, exhibitions and programs for 2006 Astronomy Day which will be held in Seoul Park in Tehran.
Seoul Park Address: Pardis St., North Shiraz St., Mollasadra St., Vanak Sq., Tehran, Iran

Programs will include:

- Movie shows and popular presentations
- Slide Shows
- Safe viewing of the sun through different sizes telescopes (weather permitting)
- Star Party! Including free stargazing with telescopes, Observing the Moon even by day!, Observing the planets Saturn, Jupiter and Mars and lots more! at night (weather permitting)

- Meet local amateur astronomers
- Astrophotography: Exhibition and Education
- Informative brochures and references as well as the Sky & Telescopeâs free hand-outs
- Information and Astronomical News tables
- Kids Activities (Drawing, Coloring, Puzzles, Quiz and lots more!)
- Posters, Banners and Pictures Exhibition all related to astronomy and astronomical history.
- Astronomical Books, Film & Video and software Exhibition
- Solar System modeling: Planets dimensions and distances scale
- Bad Astronomy table
- Sundial: exhibition and free making of paper models
- Night sky features modeling: constellations and the ecliptic
- Finding geographical directions by day and at night using stars!
- Space crafts, satellites and space missions: Models exhibition and movie show
- KEO presentation
- GPS: structure and applications
- And lots lots more which will be our surprises on this day!

All events are free and every one is very welcome to our fascinating programs!
NODETâs 2006 Astronomy Day will be bigger and better than before!



city: tehran

org: Institute for the Intellectual development of children and young adults(Kanoon)

contact: miss. F yazdan

address: zaferanie ave . zaferanieh park.

date: 15 ORDI BeHeSHt(5 MAY)- 12 unyill 21

desc: making analematic sundial( with educated kids in observatory)- slide show ( 6 times in various subject like solar system , light pollution, astronomy history , SETI, space exploration ...)sun , moon , planet observation - moon crateration (hands-on science activity)-ask me(astronomical FAQ)-what's new?(astronomical news)kid astronomy ( describe astronomical facts and especial educational games for kids) -astronomical painting( for kids)- KEO box-seti description and seti athome project-and...after all astronomy day CAKE!!!>>>>....

See this listing for more activities in Iran!


city: tehran

org: SHARGH NEWSPAPER

contact: Sharagim Amini

address: 17115/358 p.o box- tehran- iran

date: 2/5/2006

desc: Astronomy day in SHARGH NEWSPAPER in 2 papers




Ireland

city: Dublin

org: Irish Astronomical Society

contact: Deirdre Kelleghan PRO

address: 38 Sans Souci Wood, Vevay Road, Bray, Co Wicklow, Ireland

date: Friday 5th Saturday 6th May 2006

Star Party in aid of Chernobyl Childrens Project International

www.irishastrosoc.org




Italy

city: Imola (BO)

org: Associazione Astrofili Imolesi

contact: Sergio Poppi

address: Associazione Astrofili Imolesi, via Comezzano 21, 40026
Imola (BO), Italy

date: Saturday, May 6, 2006 9:00 p.m

desc: The "Associazione Astrofili Imolesi", based in Imola (Italy), organizes an observing session in the heart of the town, installing a C14 telescope in the courtyard of Imola's mediaval fortress, to observe the Moon and to bring some astronomy among people. "Celestia" projections will pe presented, too. More on www.astrofiliimolesi.it


 

Kansas

city: Parkville

org: H.M.S. Beagle

contact: Leif Bahl

address: 180 English Landing Drive

date: Saturday, May 6, 2005

Solar viewing during the day. Ten percent discount on astronomical items. Talk at 7:45 p.m. -- "Intro to the Night Sky." Star party/telescope observing at 8:30 p.m.



 

City: Iola
Organization: Privately sponsored

Contact: Tom Campbell

Address: 1801 N Cottonwood;Iola, KS 66749

Date/Time: May 6, 2006 10:00am - 10:00pm

2006 Astronomy and Space Day. Displays, exhibits, special speakers, demonstrations, fun activities for all ages, and even an evening observing session using high-quality amateur equipment. All events are free of charge and will be held on the Iola campus of Allen County Community College.

 

City: Wichita

Organization: Exploration Place

Contact: Davin Flateau

Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd.; Wichita, KS 67203

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6, 2006 10am-5pm

Astronomy Day in Kansas is bigger and better than ever! Activities include workshops, make-it yourself activities, special guest speakers, films, solar and nighttime viewing, special cinematic digital planetarium shows including "Stars over Kansas" and "Black Holes", and much more.

More information available at: http://exploration.org and http://starsoverkansas.org (316) 263-3373


Kentucky

city: Louisville

org: Rauch Planetarium

contact: Drew Foster

address: University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

date: May 6th, 2006 Planetarium shows 11 AM to 4:15 PM, plus night sky observing weather permitting.

Join us for a day of shows in the planetarium.
FREE telescope giveaway at 4:15 PM
FREE magazines and posters
Plus solar observing and night sky observing, weather permitting.

Plenty of parking available even with KY Derby just around the corner. Come and enjoy the Skies Over Louisville with us on National Astronomy Day 2006.


Kuwait

 

city: Kuwait city

org: Alajeri Observatory

contact: scorpionman53@gmail.com

address: P.O.Box:23259 safat 13093 Kuwait,
Kuwait Science Club, Department of Astronomy

date: The celebration will begin in 6th May, 2006, until 8th May,and Astronomy Celebration will start after sunset at 6:30PM(Local Time & 3:30 pm Universe Time) until 9:30PM (Local Time & 6:30 Universe Time).

desc: From 6th May until 8 th May 2006(satarday until monday), Astronomy Celebration will be held in three reputed Kuwaiti places: Mrinamall in Salmiya, Kot shopping center in Fahahel, and Sharq shopping center. There are three astronomy group in these places to guide people and astronomy-lover and show them telescopes used in observatory and also show them our activities in last year and also annonce them about our programs for this year. In addtion, competition will take place in these places to encourage people to seek obout astronomy, and the competition contains:

-The best researching about famous astronomy charaters
-The best astronomy images
-the best astronomy paint JUST FOR children under 12 years of the age.
-The best researching about comets

Also astronomy groups wellcome people to visit Astronomy Offer in the club for one week freely. On Monday 8th May, there is also seminar in Astronomy Club from 7:30 until 9:30.

If you require any extra information about this day, please give us a call at (+965)5393548 , (Fax)5396567, or visit web www.arabastronomy.com .




Louisiana

 



Maine

  city: Camden

org: Central Maine Astronomical Society

contact: Pete Kalajian

address: 25 Ferncliff Dr.
Camden, ME 04843

date: 1-5 PM May 6th
7:30-10 PM May 6th

Daytime solar viewing, mirror grinding demos, Nighttime star party


Malaysia

City: Melaka

Organization: Al-Khawarizmi Observatory


Contact: Dr. Kassim Bahali

Address: Al-Khawarizmi Observatory, Tg. Bidara, Melaka

Date/Time: May 6, 2006

Exibition from University,college, Areonautic Technology. Telescopes sales. Bottle rocket competition. Sun , moon & planets observation. Planetarium shows. Talks on astronomy in everyday life.


 

Maryland

 

City: Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Organization: Montgomery College Planetarium and National Capital Astronomers


Contact: Dr. Harold Williams

Address: Montgomery College; Takoma Avenue and Fenton Street; Takoma Park, MD 20912

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 8PM until whenever

Music Laser Light Show in the planetarium with Rupert Chappelle - synthesizer, theremin, and vocals - irupert http://irupert.com/ and a star party afterward if clear outside the planetarium! Music Laser Light Show URL: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/planet/planet/shows.html and general planetarium web page sight for planetarium astronomy shows URL: http://montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/planet/




Amateur Astronomy Night with John Dobson

John Dobson, internationally famous telescope maker and iconic advocate of amateur astronomy, will be the featured speaker at a special outreach event at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center on National Astronomy Day, May 6th, starting at 6:30 pm. The event is being hosted by the Goddard Astronomy Club and is designed to help those of all ages experience the pleasures of amateur astronomy, from learning the constellations and finding the planets, to buying and using a telescope.

The main event of the evening will be a talk by John Dobson, the charismatic creator of the affordable "Dobsonian" telescope - a simple-to-use design that has become an international best seller. He is also cofounder of the organization known as the Sidewalk Astronomers, a group dedicated to sharing the wonders of the night sky with the public, and which now has chapters located all over the world. Mr. Dobson has appeared throughout the years on "The Tonight Show," PBS, and dozens of other radio and television programs- and is the subject of a recently released movie. He will be speaking at Goddard in support of National Astronomy Day and will talk about telescopes, the universe, and the enjoyment of knowing and viewing the night sky.

Evening activities also include:

- Stargazing - viewing Saturn, Jupiter, the Moon and other astronomical objects through the telescopes of the Goddard Astronomy Club and the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt

- An astrophotography exhibit of images taken by local amateur astronomers

- Tables manned by amateurs who can answer questions on getting started or advancing in amateur astronomy such as: finding the constellations, buying a telescope, sharing viewing tips, recommending accessories, locating helpful resources, etc.

- For children: sessions on constructing a basic telescope and making a 'star finder' (kits and materials provided free of charge)

Also on display at the Visitor Center are the 'Hubble Space Telescope New Views of the Universe' exhibit and the new 'Science on a Sphere' animated global projection system. NASA scientists will be on hand to answer questions related to these exhibits and about the earth and space sciences in general.

The nearby Owens Science Center, also celebrating National Astronomy Day, has coordinated its activities so as not to overlap those at the Visitor Center. In conjunction with the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt and members of the Goddard Astronomy Club, Owens will be conducting afternoon activities from 3:00 to 6:30 pm. Events include a planetarium show, a talk on solar science, and actual viewing of the sun using telescopes equipped with safe solar filters.

Regular Visitor Center hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm. - 4 pm. It is open all holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For more information, call (301) 286-9041 or visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/visitor/home/index.html

To register for this event visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/about/contact_astronomy.html



city: Indian Head

org: Southern Maryland Astronomical Society (SMAS)

contact: Pamela Humbert

address: P. O. Box 373
Marbury, MD 20658

date: Saturday, May 6, 2006, 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

desc: FREE ASTRONOMY DAY PUBLIC STAR PARTY

Throughout the day, you can:


* Safely Observe the Sun, Moon, Planets and Stars Through a Variety of Astronomical Equipment
* Meet the Astronomers of SMAS
* Ask Questions about Choosing and Purchasing Equipment
* Learn How to Use the Equipment You Already Own
* Pick Up FREE Handouts for Getting Started in Astronomy
* Everyone Welcome!

This Event will be held RAIN OR CLEAR

If CLEAR, displays and observing will be on the Village Green, next to Lackey Road, off Rt. 210 South, Indian Head, MD.

If RAIN, displays will be in the Senior/Community Center, 100 Cornwallis Square, next to Pye Street, off Rt. 210 South, Indian Head, MD.

For More Information about this and other SMAS programs, please contact the SMAS Program Coordinator at programcoordinator@smas.us.

For More Information about the Village Green and the Senior/ Community Center, please visit the Indian Head website at: www.townofindianheadmd.org.




 

Massachusetts

City: Norwell

Organization: South Shore Astronomical Society

Contact: Louis Gentile

Address: P.O. Box 155; Norwell, MA 02061

Date/Time: May 6, 2006 4:00 to 11:00 PM

In association with the First Parish Unitarian Church of Norwell (Rain or Shine)
Program will include; Planetarium Presentations,Slide Shows,Meteorite Display and other Astronomy Related Displays (Weather Permitting) Solar Viewing, viewing of the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter as well as other Astronomical Objects


Mexico



Michigan

 

City: Detroit
Organization: Detroit Science Center & Ford Amateur Astronomy Club


Contact: John Schroer & Don Klaser

Address: The New Detroit Science Center
5020 John R Street
Detroit, Michigan 48202 U.S.A.

and

Ford Amateur Astronomy Club
P.O. Box 7527
Dearborn MI 48121-7527


Date/Time: Saturday, May 6th from 10:00 AM to 4 PM


10:30 AM
Detroit Science Center Opens.
Ford Amateur Astronomy Club (FAAC) Telescope Display & Solar / Lunar/Venus Viewing at John R & Warren (Weather permitting)
Astronomy Day Astronomical image Contest
Riders Hobby Shop Telescope display;
Astronomy Magazine Door Prize Entry Table; Astronomical handouts table open

12:00 PM
Arts & Scraps Make and Take activities open in Events Lobby
Coloring activities in Childrens Gallery open

2:30 PM 3:00 PM
Special Astronomy Show at the DaimlerChrysler Science Stage featuring Dr. Freeze in "How Cold is Space?" and the Mad Bomber in "Cosmic Collisions - How Craters Are Made."

3:00 PM
Arts & Scraps Make and Take activities closes

4:00 PM
Coloring activities - Childrens Gallery, FAAC Telescope / Image Display / Telescope Viewing, Riders Hobby Shop display; Door Prize / astronomy handout tables close

4:00 PM
Astronomy Magazine Door Prize Drawing
Astronomical Image Contest Awards

7PM - 12 AM
Beginner's Night Star PArty
Island Lake State Recreation Area
Spring Mill Pond
Interstate 96 and Kensington Road.

City: Kalamazoo

Organization: Kalamazoo Astronomical Society

Contact: Richard Bell

Address: c/o KAMSC
600 West Vine, Suite 400
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Date/Time: April 22

Main Programming: 10 am - 4pm
Observing Session: 8:00 pm

For a detailed schedule of activies, please visit our Astronomy Day 2006 web site: http://www.kasonline.org/astroday.html

 

City: Rockwood
Organization: The Sirius Stargazers Club, Inc.


Contact: Jeffery Driscoll

Address: 31825 Lafler St., Rockwood, MI 48173

Date/Time: May 5th, 6pm-2am. May 6th, 6pm-2am.

We will be viewing with the club and members of the community. Our instruments include many member telescopes including the club 20" Obsession relector, 14" Meade LX200 SCT, and the Coronado Solarmax 60. We'll have evening viewing of the sun, bonfires each night (away from the viewing field), a powerpoint slide (multimedia) presentation of 300 of Hubbles best pictures. Jeffery Driscoll, founder and president of SSGC, and 30 year veteran of amateur astronomy will be presenting the NASA Cassini mission to Saturn from inception through May 2006. We will view all evening and everyone is encouraged to bring telescopes. We have several acres providing unobstructe views of the skies! We will also provide refreshments. $5/person per day to cover cost of building rental/refreshments. Visit the website for more details.

 

city: Marquette

org: Marquette Astronomical Society

contact: Scott Stobbelaar

address: 530 Harrison
Marquette, MI 49855

date: 6th May at 7 PM

Event held at Mattson Lower Harbor Park Solar obseriving starts at 7PM Planet and Moon observing starts at 9PM

http://www.geocities.com/sstobbelaar/mqtastro.html

city: Dryden

org: Seven Ponds Astronomy Club

contact: John Lines

address: 3854 Crawford Road
Dryden, Michigan 48428
810-796-3200

date: Saturday, May 6, 2006 3:00 PM - ?

Solar viewing
Various presentations
Video/Powerpoint presentations
Evening telescope viewing starting around 9:00 PM

www.geocities.com/sevenpondsac



city: Bay City

org: Delta College Planetarium & Learning Center

contact: Garry Beckstrom

address: 100 Center Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708

date: Saturday, May 6, 2006
12 noon to 11:30 p.m.

desc: CELEBRATE ASTRONOMY DAY AT THE DELTA COLLEGE PLANETARIUM

Saturday, May 6 is International Astronomy Day. On that occasion the Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center will host shows, displays and evening telescope observing to allow visitors to learn all about astronomy.

On Saturday, May 6, The Delta College Planetarium will present the family show, "The Little Star That Could" at 1:00 p.m. This is an entertaining show about stars and their planets. The feature show, "Ring World" will be shown at 3:00 p.m. Ring World follows the exciting NASA Cassini/Huygens mission to the planet Saturn. Tickets for The Little Star That Could and Ring World are $3.50 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students and children, and are available in advance and at the door.

From 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. area astronomers will be on hand to demonstrate various types and sizes of amateur telescopes in the Planetariums Lobby. This event is FREE OF CHARGE.

From 9:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. the Planetariums Observation Deck will be open, FREE OF CHARGE for telescopic viewing of the planets Saturn and Jupiter, their bright moons, and Earths Moon. The Planetariums Observation Deck WILL NOT open if the sky is cloudy.

International Astronomy Day is a grass roots movement to share the joy of astronomy with the general population - "Bringing Astronomy to the People." On International Astronomy Day, thousands of people who have never looked through a telescope will have an opportunity to see first hand what has so many amateur and professional astronomers all excited. Astronomy clubs, science museums, observatories, universities, planetariums, laboratories, libraries, and nature centers host special events and activities to acquaint their population with local astronomical resources and facilities. It is an astronomical PR event that helps highlight ways the general public can get involved with astronomy - or at least get some of their questions about astronomy answered.

For more information call 989-667-2260 or visit www.delta.edu/planet/


Minnesota


City: Norwood Young America
Organization: Minnesota Astronomical Society

Contact: Mike Kibat

Address: PO Box 14931; Minneapolis, MN 55414

Date/Time: Friday April 5, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm,
Saturday April 6, 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm

Astronomy Day at Onan Observatory at Baylor Regional Park, Chaska County MN. 3 miles north of Norwood Young America.
Slide shows, talks, demonstrations and observatory tours during the day, public observing at night - both through the eyepiece and with our new video imaging equipment.


Missouri

city: Parkville

org: H.M.S. Beagle

contact: Leif Bahl

address: 180 English Landing Drive

date: Saturday, May 6, 2005

Solar viewing during the day. Ten percent discount on astronomical items. Talk at 7:45 p.m. -- "Intro to the Night Sky." Star party/telescope observing at 8:30 p.m.



 

City: Springfield

Organization: Springfield Astronomical Society

Contact: Dr. Dale Flippo

Address: 455 Wild Turkey; Billings, MO 65610

Date/Time: April 22, 2006 10 am to 4 pm

The Springfield Astronomical Society will be setting up telescopes for solar viewing at the Discovery Center, which is located on E. St Louis Street. We will also be handing out various astronomy related material.

 

City: Saint Louis
Organization: McDonnell Planetarium and St. Louis Astronomical Society


Contact: David Ritchey

Address: 5050 Oakland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63110
McDonnell Planetarium is located in Forest Park

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6th 9:30 am till 5:00 pm

Telescope workshops and seminars; solar observing; planetarium star shows; space-science activities and demonstrations. A variety of door prizes and free give-aways, including two telescopes, will be given to the public.

 

 

City: St. Louis
Organization: St. Louis Astronomical Society / St. Louis Science Center

Contact: John Newcomer

Address:

Date/Time: May 6, 2006 10:00 AM through 10:00 PM

How to secessions,presentations by members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society and the St. Louis Science Center throughout the day. Solar observing station and public star party weather permitting.

city: St. Louis

org: St. Louis Astronomical Society/McDonnell Planetarium

contact: David Ritchie

address: 5050 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, Mo. 63110

date: May 6, 2006 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

May 6, Saturday National Astronomy Day The Saint Louis Science Center's James S. McDonnell Planetarium and the St. Louis Astronomical Society will celebrate National Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 6 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at the McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park. Various telescope workshops and clinics will be offered, including solar observing and space science activities and demonstrations. Several door prizes will also be awarded, including two telescopes. Free and open to the public. For more information call 314.289.1437

 


 

Montana



Nebraska

  city: Lincoln

org: University of Nebraska State Museum / Mueller Planetarium

contact: Jack Dunn, Planetarium Coordinator

address: 307 Morrill Hall - UNL
Lincoln, NE 68588-0338

date: Saturday, May 6, 2006
9:30am - 4:30pm

desc: Come to Morrill Hall for a fun day of astronomy for the whole family. Hands-on activities, demonstrations, displays, and Planetarium shows. Event topics include Mars Rover imaging, flight simulators, rocket launches, robotics, aviation, space flight, meteors, telescopes & how to use them, astrophotography, physics, and much more. Giveaways courtesy of Astronomy Magazine, and a drawing to win a Meade digital telescope. Special slide presentation by Bryan R. White, Nitescapes 3-D Aurora and Comets, astrophotography images of comets and northern lights in full color polarized 3-D, set to music by John Sierre. http://www.spacelaser.com/

Admission. Visitor information: 402-472-2642.


Nepal

 



New Hampshire

city: Durham

org: University of New Hampshire Physics Department

contact: Rich Woolf

address: 9 Library Way
University of New Hampshire Observatory
c/o Phtysics Department
Durham, NH 03824

date: May 6th, 2006 9-11pm

desc: Join us at the UNH Physics Department's Observatory for a fun-filled night of stargazing where you'll see planets, nebulae, galaxies, and more!




New Jersey

 


New Mexico



New York

City: Ransomville, NY

The Buffalo Astronomical Association

Saturday, May 6 - 6:30 - 10:00

Bond Lake Park
2571 Lower Mountain Rd.
Ransomville, NY

Come join us and learn about astronomy!
- Solar Viewing: See our sun as you've never seen it before:
- See the Stars and Planets: Member Telescopes will be setup for public viewing!
-Learn about Binocular Astronomy: Own binoculars? Bring them, they are perfect for viewing!
-Activities for kids!
- Activity for all ages
-Talks for all ages

Information on the Challenger Center in Lockport. Take a walking tour of our solar system with the scale model on park grounds.

For more information call our hotline at 716-629-3098 or on the web at buffaloastronomy.com

 

city: Bridgehampton

org: The Children's Museum of the East End ( CMEE)

contact: Roberta Bouer

address: 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

date: Saturday, May 6, 2006
7:30 - 10:00 pm

desc: 'CMEE Make a Wish Upon a Star' celebrates National Astronomy Day at CMEE's Arlene and Alan Alda Amphitheater. Professor Sean Tvelia and Dr. Mike Inglis, both professioanl astronomers and faculty members of Suffolk Community College, will lead guests on an exploration of the major constellations and planets visible this night, create dry ice comets and spark creativity with an interactive solar system for children and their grown-ups. www.CMEE.org



city: Ithaca

org: Cornell Astronomical Society

contact: Michael Roman

address: Fuertes Observatory
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

date: May 5, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
May 6, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

desc: In honor of National Astronomy Day on May 6, the Fuertes Observatory on Cornell University's north campus will have an open house both this Friday and Saturday evenings starting at sunset, weather permitting.

The public is invited to the observatory on these upcoming nights to witness the wonders of the night sky through Fuertes's 12-inch telescope, including the planets Jupiter and Saturn, lunar craters and mountains, and the disintegrating comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3.

For more information on CAS and Fuertes Observatory, including directions, visit http://www.astro.cornell.edu/CAS/.



city: Ithaca

org: Cornell Astronomical Society (CAS)

contact: Larry Klaes

address: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

date: Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, from sunset to midnight both evenings, weather permitting.

desc: Come see the celestial sights this Friday and Saturday evening starting at sunset and weather permitting at Cornell University's Fuertes Observatory on the North Campus. We will be using the 12-inch telescope to view the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, the Comet 73P/Schwassmann Wachmann 3 near the Ring Nebula, and the eta Aquarid meteor shower. The events are free and open to the public.

city: Buffalo

org: Buffalo State College Astronomy Club

contact: Mr. Arthur Gielow

address: 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222

date: April 29, 2006 between 10am and 1pm.

desc: A total of 214 attended the planetarium programs and over 100 attended the Astronomy Gameroom.


New Zealand

 


Nevada

City: Las Vegas

Organization: Las Vegas Astronomical League

Contact: Geary Keilman

Address: 7737 Purple Sky Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89149

Date/Time: 6 May 1000-1600 and 2000-2300

Daytime solar observing with white light and H-alpha filters and Venus at the BLM Red Rock Visitor Center. Night time observing at the Sandstone Quarry parking area in Red Rock Park.



city: Carson City

org: Jack C. Davis Observatory

contact: Brian Guerin

address: 2699 Van Patten Ave, Carson City, Nevada

date: May 6, 2006 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm

The Jack C. Davis Observatory invites the public to attend a free introductory lecture on the night sky and use of a telescope in celebration of Astronomy Day on Saturday May 6th. The lecture will start at 7:30 pm, followed by star and planet viewing with Observatory telescopes. The Observatory is located at 2699 Van Patten Ave in Carson City, behind the Western Nevada Community College."


North Carolina

city: Charlotte

org: Charlotte Nature Museum

contact: John Austin

address: 301 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

date: Saturday, May 6, 2006
10 am - 2 pm

Join local astronomers to celebrate this special day, sponsored by Astronomy magazine and Meade Instruments, the people who make fine optical telescopes. Solar telescopes will be provided by the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club. Club members will be on hand to help visitors of all ages safely view live images of our nearest star, the sun. Special solar glasses will be given away while supplies last. Also available are copies of Astronomys 2006 guide to the night sky.

Highlights of the day will include a drawing for a free Meade telescope, an ETX80AT, to be given away at 3 pm. Just in case the skies are cloudy, well have our Starlab inflatable planetarium set up inside the museum. Visitors may experience the major constellations of the nighttime sky. Astronomy related activities will complement a better understanding of the exciting world beyond planet Earth.


City: Hickory
Organization: Catawba Valley Astronomy Club

Contact: Eric Robinson, President

Address: 420 28th Ave Lane NE; Hickory, NC 28601

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6th, Noon until 11:00PM

For the fifth consecutive year, the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club will be setting up various telescopes, exhibits, and informational hand-outs/brochures at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Hickory, NC. We will have "white light solar", hydrogen-alpha, and solar projection telescope viewing during daylight hours and then lunar viewing in late afternoon. After dark, we will continue with lunar observing until the moon sets, and then view planetary and deep sky objects that are viewable. We normally entertain around 300 visitors on Astronomy Day. All events and materials are free.

 

 


North Dakota

 

City: Grand Forks
Organization: Northern Sky Astronomical Society


Contact: Chris Milford, EPO officer

Address: 6374 Gateway Dr.;Grand Forks, ND 58203

Date/Time: May 5th 8:30PM or if cloudy weather rescheduled to May 6th at 8:30PM until 11:00PM

Star party co-hosted by Northern Sky Astronomical Society and HobbyTown, USA in Grand Forks, ND. The event will feature views of Saturn, Jupiter and the Moon through club telescopes and Night Sky Network activities for youth. Will be held in the parking lot on the corner of Columbia Road and 32nd Ave. South in Grand Forks. Everyone is welcome.

 


Oklahoma

 


Ohio

 

City: Cleveland

Organization: Cuyahoga Astronomical Association

Contact: Lynn M. Laux, President

Address: P.O. Box 868 ; North Olmsted, Ohio 44070

Date/Time: Saturday May 6, 2006
NASA-Glenn Visitors Center From 10 AM until 11 PM
Letha House Observatory From 8 PM until ?

CAA is teaming up with NASA-Glenn Visitors Center, the NASA Solar System Ambassadors, and Schuele Planetarium for the third year in a row to celebrate National Astronomy Day. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the Universe, see pieces of the Moon, discover fascinating facts about the stars, learn how to identify constellations, make a comet, and choose a telescope. And don't forget the most popular events: Daytime Solar viewing through the CAA's selection of Solar scopes, as well as nighttime views of star clusters, nebulae, and the planets.


We will have lots of exciting surprises, plus kid's crafts, "Picture Yourself in Space" digital photographs, and plenty of handouts--all free! Plus you can tour the NASA hangar and the Vision for Space Exploration trailer.
In addition to evening viewing at NASA-Glenn, the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association will open the roof of its Dark Site Observatory located in Spencer, Ohio. CAA will feature a speaker on the the Spring skies, and some large telescopes. Mark your calendar now for May 6, 2006!!

 

City: Dayton

Organization: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and Miami Valley Astronomical Society

Contact: Cheri Adams

Address: 2600 DeWeese Parkway;Dayton, OH 45414

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6, 2006; 12 noon to 4:00 pm

Weather permitting-Solar Observing
Rain or shine: Telescope Display Find out how space is distorted near a black hole. Determine how much you would weigh on a different planet. Discover how to read a starmap


City: Dublin
Organization: Nationwide Insurance Astronomy Club

Contact: Keith Hughes

Address: 5100 Rings Road, Dublin, OH 43017

Date/Time: Friday, May 5, 2006 from 11:30am-1:30pm

The Nationwide Astronomy Club will be hosting Astronomy Day events for Nationwide employees. We will have a telescope set-up with a solar filter as well as demonstrations on how to use a planisphere and how to read a sky map.

city: Columbus

org: COSI Columbus, a science museum

contact: Mat Vandeneynden

address: 333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

date: May 1 through May 7. During our normal operating business hours. Weds-Saturday: 10-5. Sunday: 10-6

desc: COSI Faculty members will educating guests through a number of hands-on activities. Activites include:


--A giant sundial in our plaza.
--A cart that demonstrates the effects of vacuums and relates them to the vacuum of space.
--Two creativity stations where guests are encouraged to design and build their own lunar rover and settlement.
--An activity where guests can make craters in a large vat of flour.
--A chance to teleconference with Dr. Richard Pogge, an expert in black holes.
--Popping popcorn with a concave dish and the power of the sun.
--Building a scale model of the solar system.

And others.

city: Mansfield

Warren Rupp Observatory
O'Possum Run Rd.
Hidden Hollow

date: May 6

time: begins at dusk

Join us for an evening of astronomy at Warren Rupp Observatory! If weather permits you will get the opportunity to view through the incredible 31" telescope and well as a variety of hands-on telescopes for both the beginner and seasoned amateur astronomer. If it should be cloudy, we will still offer tours and provide quality educational programs.



city: Cleveland

org: Urban Astronomy Society and Cuyahoga Valley Space Society

contact: Steven Vaughn

address: 4908 Quincy Ave. #2161 C.M.H.A. housing

date: Friday 5:50 pm Sunday 4am

desc: 5:50pm: Play star party intro on PowerPoint presentation.
6pm: Play first sci fi movie (No B movies)
8:30pm: Intermission and dinner making
9pm: Play second sci fi movie (No B movies)
12am 2am: Listen to Planetary radio or Coast to coast am show.
2am 4am: Telescopic viewing of the night sky.

Sleep time

10:30am: Breakfast
11:30am: Telescopic viewing of the Sun.
12pm 3pm: Visiting NASA Glenn, Natural history museum, or Public library.
4pm: Listen to Lets talk stars show.
5pm: Play the first astronomy and space science video, plus make deli like sandwiches.
6pm 2am: Play the Space Voyage game. Only 6 people can play it.
7pm 10pm: Play the rest of the astronomy and space science videos. Look thru telescope out window while playing the Space Voyage game.
11pm 2am: Play the rest of the astronomy and space science videos.
2am 4am: Telescopic viewing of the night sky.

End of star party

Computer with Starry Night Enthusiast 5.8, Deep Space Explorer and other programs.

6 inch Bushnell Dobsonian Voyager telescope W/ 3 eyepieces, 1 moon filter, solar filter, and star charts. Space Voyage game: Its based on a mix of astronomy, space science, star trek, and Soto science. Its a space exploration adventure game.



 

City: Mansfield
Organization: Astronomy For Youth, Inc.


Contact: Greg Gerhart

Address: 470 Rudy Rd.;Mansfield, Ohio 44903

Date/Time: May 6th from Dusk till 11 PM.

Astronomy day will be held at "Malabar Farm Horseman Area". Several hands on programs will be presented as well as visual aids and viewing through telescopes. These programs are designed for youth and adults alike. Areas of interest covered are Planets, Meteorites, constelations, moon, deep sky objects and telescope use.

 

 

 


Oregon

 


 

Pennsylvania

 

City: Altoona

Organization: Starlight Astronomy Club

Contact: tom kasner

Address: 1200 17th ave; altoona pa 16601

Date/Time: April 1 to April 30 at the Altoona Public library
April 21 public star party
May 6 2006 Logan Valley Mall
May 19 public star party

We will provide 2 5'x8' window displays at the library, and on May 6 we will have a member manned booth to provide answers to the public in the Mall. A solar viewing and night sky watch are also planned.

 

City: Lancaster
Organization: North Museum


Contact: Mike Smith

Address: 400 College Avenue;Lancaster, PA 17603

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Public Evening Observing, Dusk - 10 p.m.

On May 6 the North Museum of Natural History and Science will celebrate Astronomy Day with numerous activities, solar observing, exhibits and presentations. Activities that are planned will engage young visitors with crafts and learn about the basics of astronomy, our solar system, and the constellations.

This years event features two guest speakers. Professor Emeritus & Author, Michael Seeds will present "Buggywhip Astronomy in Lancaster: 1884 to 1920" which will focus on what astronomy was like in Lancaster from 1884 up to about WWI. In conjunction with his exhibit, Night Watch: Astronomy & the Art of Greg Mort on display at the North Museum, artist, Greg Mort will present My Two Worlds Art and Astronomy. His talk will be about how he has been fortunate in combining his career as an artist with his passion for Astronomy.

The North Museum will be offering planetarium shows throughout the day featuring the shows "Our Place In Space, Rusty Rockets Last Blast, Wish Upon A Star, and our live star show "Night Sky Tour".

As dusk arrives to 10 pm, the Grundy Observatory will open its doors for public observing allowing visitors to gaze through the observatorys 16-inch reflector and its 11-inch Clarke refractor.

city: Coudersport

org: Cherry Springs State Park

contact: Liz Helms

address: Lyman Run State Park
454 Lyman Run Road
Galeton, PA 16922
814-435-5010

date: May 6, 2006
11-2

desc: Join the staff of Cherry Springs State Park at the Potter-Tioga Maple Festival and take a closer look at the Sun. Learn what our closest star is made of and what it really looks like. Afterward, view it safely through our solar telescope

Coudersport

org: Cherry Springs State Park

contact: Liz Helms

address: Lyman Run State Park
454 Lyman Run Road
Galeton, PA 16922

date: May 6, 2006
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

desc: Have you ever wondered what the sun really looks like? Or what it's made of? Join us at the Potter-Tioga Maple Festival and discover our star, the sun. You'll even have the opportunity to look at it safely with our specially-designed telescope!

 


Peru


 


Puerto Rico

city: Bayamon

org: Puerto Rico Astronomical Society

contact: Armando Caussade, President

address: G.P.O. Box 362846
San Juan, PR 00936-2846

date: Saturday, May 6, 2006
7:30 to 11:30 PM

The Puerto Rico Astronomical Society will be hosting an Astronomy Day event at Parque de las Ciencias, Bayamón, on May 6, 2006. Members of the Society will set up more than a dozen telescopes for public viewing of the sky. Weather permitting, we will be observing the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter as well as the brighter deep-sky objects. A "Getting Started in Astronomy" slide show will be given twice at 8:30 and 9:30 pm. The star party will be held at the main plaza, next to the Planetarium.

For more info see PRAS website: http://www.astronomiapr.org/


Rhode Island

 

City: Barrington

Organization: Astronomical Society of Southern New England
Contact: Pete Peterson

Address: 405 New Meadow Road, Barrington RI 02806

Date/Time: April 29 and/or May 13th. Yes, astro day should be on May 6th, but most of ASSNE will be at the Northeast Astronomy Forum.

More than a dozen scopes set up on the Barrington Town Hall lawn. Solar viewing from 2 PM to 6 PM, and celestial viewing starting around 7:30 PM.

 


Romania

 


South Africa

 


South Carolina

City: Aiken
Organization: Dupont Planetarium

Contact: Dr. Gary Senn

Address: 471 University Parkway

Date/Time: Saturday May 6,2006 - Activities will begin at 7:00 pm

Celebrate National Astronomy Day with the Dupont Planetarium and Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. "Family Earth & Sky Night holds fun for the entire family. We will have hands on Astronomy Activities and hands on Earth Day Activities. Planetarium shows will be at 7,8,9, & 10 pm. The Bechtal Telescope will be open and free for viewing We will also have a special presentation on "Light Pollution. For more information please call Janice at 803-641-3769.


 

South Dakota

City: Sioux Falls
Organization: Sioux Empire Astronomy Club


Contact: astroday@inskysd.org

Address: Sertoma Park; 4320 S Oxbow Ave; Sioux Falls, 57106

Date/Time: May 6, 2006 10:00 till 4:00 pm

We will have outdoor events, solar viewer, telescopes with solar filters, hand outs. Inside we will have a booth set up with hand outs, telescope displays, activities for kids


Tennessee



city: Kingsport

org: Bays Mountain Astronomy Club

contact: Adam Thanz

address: 853 Bays Mountain Park Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
date: May 6, 2006; 1-4:30 p.m. & 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

desc: Astronomy Day - May 6, 2006
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

Join the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club in celebration of this international event.

Learn about the science and hobby of astronomy. Perfect fun for the family!

All astronomy-related activities are free today! Afternoon Events: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Displays: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Discovery Theater. See many displays featuring all sorts of astronomical topics.

Sky Tellers Planetarium Show: 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m., Planetarium. Pick up passes at the Gift Shop. Enjoy the premier of our new program that highlights two Native American Sky Lore stories.

Solar System Walk with Robin Byrne: 1:30 p.m., Observatory Grounds. Take a walking tour of our Solar System and discover the latest news about the planets.

Solar Viewing: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Observatory. Thrill at viewing different layers of the sun up close and in great detail. Safely see sunspots and prominences. Weather dependent.

Saving the Night with Luke Carter: 2 p.m., Discovery Theater. See how improper lighting can affect us all with this presentation.

Astronomy Through the Eyes of Unmanned Robotic Spacecraft with Paul Lewis: 2:30 p.m., Planetarium. Explore the Solar System with the latest images and discoveries by spacecraft.

Getting Started in Astronomy with Gerald Fleenor: 3:30 p.m., Discovery Theater. Find out how easy it is to get into the hobby of astronomy.

Lunar Revelry with Bob Smith: 4 p.m., Discovery Theater. Learn all about our celestial neighbor, the moon. Evening Events: 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Lore Storytelling with Tenika Dye: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Planetarium. Share an evening of Native American storytelling with a unique blend of planetarium technology and theater. A must-see for the entire family!

Nighttime Viewing: 9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., Observatory. Spectacular views of celestial delights await you. Savor the detail seen in Saturns rings, be awe-struck by the distance to galaxies, and feel like youre flying low over the moon with the Bays Mountain Astronomy Clubs telescopes. These views and more will be seen at our Observatory. A live sky-tour will take place in the Planetarium if the weather does not cooperate.


Texas


City: Clute

Organization: Brazosport Astronomy Club


Contact: John and Diana Klebenow

Address: Brazosport Planetarium; 400 College Drive; Clute, Tx. 77531

Date/Time: May 6, 2006 11am - 11pm

The Club will have solar telescopes, free planetarium shows, giveaways, coloring contest, music, day & night observing! Events will be held rain or shine.

 

City: Fort Davis
Organization: The University of Texas McDonald Observatory

Contact: Marc Wetzel

Address: HC 75 Box 1337 MCD, Fort Davis TX 79734-5020

Date/Time: May 4 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; and 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Astronomy Day from McDonald Observatory


Description: In celebration of Astronomy Day, join Marc Wetzel as he takes you on an interactive tour of The University of Texas McDonald Observatory via videoconference. If the weather cooperates, he will show live video of our star, the Sun! Grade Levels: 5th - 8th Teachers will be able to download pre-conference materials and the worksheets needed during the conference at http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/astroday06/.
Schools can participate by going to www.Connect2Texas.net site and registering.

 

City: San Antonio
Organization: San Antonio Astronomical Association


Contact: Bryan Tobias

Address: 3012 Morning Trail;San Antonio, Texas 78247

Date/Time: 05-06-006 starting at 7:30 till ?

To be held at the Scobee Planetarium on the grounds of San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212-4299. For information, go to http://www.sanantonioastronomy.org



city: Tyler

org: Hudnall Planetarium

contact: Tom Hooten

address: P O Box 9020

date: Saturday, May 6, 2006, 3:00 PM - dark

Lectures on astronomy, demonstrations and activities for kids & adults, planetarium shows, sun observations and night sky observations (weather permitting).

 



Turkey

 


Uruguay

city: Salto

org: Intendencia Municipal de Salto, Red de Observadores de Astronomia de Uruguay, Asociaciacion de Aficionados a la Astronomia y Planetario "Agrimensor German Barbato" de Montevideo

contact: Profesor Hebert Piston Rodriguez

address: Ruta 5 km 19,800
Block L Apto 304. COBENA.
90100 La Paz.
Uruguay.

date: Dias 5, 6 y 7 de mayo de 2006.

desc: En el marco de los 250 años de la fundacion de la ciudad de Salto, y celebrando el Dia Internacional de la Astronomia, el Planetario Municipal de Montevieo, la Asociacion de Aficionados a la Astronomia y la Red de Observadores de Astronomia de Uruguay realizaran las JORNADAS ASTRONOMICAS.
Viernes 5 de mayo 18:30:
TALLER DE OBSERVACION. Observacion de la Luna, Saturno y Jupiter con varios telescopios. .............................................
SABADO 6 DE MAYO. DIA INTERNACIONAL DE LA ASTRONOMIA.

CONFERENCIAS:
Hora 16:00. COMO SER ASTRONOMO AFICIONADO (a cargo de los integrantes de la Red de Observadores).
Hora 17:00 EL SISTEMA SOLAR (a cargo del Prof. Hebert Piston Rodriguez).
Hora 18:30. TALLER DE OBSERVACION con todos los telescopios. ...........................................

DOMINGO 7 DE MAYO.
Hora 11:00. La Red de Observadores de Astronomia de Uruguay, convoca a interesados a formar un grupo de observadores en la ciudad de Salto.

CONFERENCIAS.
Hora 16:00.- APRENDIENDO A OBSERVAR NUESTRO CIELO; constelaciones, cumulos, nebulosas y galaxias (a cargo de Washington Fonseca.

Hora 17:00. PLANETARIO "Agrim. German barbato", PRECURSOR DE IBEROAMERICA. MERCURIO, MONTEVIDEO Y LA RELATIVIDAD (a cargo del Director del Planetario "Agrim. German Barbato" de Montevideo Oscar Mendez). Hora 18:30.- TALLER DE oBSERVACION.



Utah

 

city: Salt Lake City

org: Salt Lake Astronomical Society

contact: Thomas J. Sevcik

address: 988 East 3745 South Apt #6
Salt Lake City, UT. 84106

date: May 6, 2006

desc: Astronomy Day starts at 11 a.m. with speakers Jake Garn, Don Lind and Chris Scott in the SLC Main Library. Outside, at the same time, lectures, games, food and door prizes should entertain the kids. At 2 p.m. events move over to the Clark Planetarium with workshops,a lecture on "Black Holes" by Dr. Stacy Palen.Events end with a drawing for a Meade ETX telescope. Starting at 9 p.m. a free public star party will bring the "stars to the people!"


Vermont

 

city: Manchester

org: Hildene Astronomy Club

contact: Douglas Harrigan, Astronomy Club Chairman

address: P.O. Box 377
Manchester, VT 05254

date: 5 May 2006

7:30 PM - last person standing

desc: HILDENE'S "ASTRONOMY DAY" STAR PARTY

In conjunction with National Astronomy Day 2006, Hildene's Astronomy Club will hold a public "Star Party" on Friday, May 5th, at the Observatory, adjacent to the main house at Hildene, located in Manchester, VT. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will feature views of the moon and Jupiter through the Robert Todd Lincoln's historic 1909 6-inch Warner & Swasey refracting telescope. Viewing of the first quarter moon will begin at 7:30 PM, and switch to spectacularly bright planet Jupiter around 9 PM, weather permitting.



Virginia

 

City: Roanoke

Organization: Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society

Contact: John Jardine Goss

Address: 932 Lee Lane;Fincastle, VA 24090

Date/Time: May 6, 2006 10:30am-4:00pm

Downtown Roanoke, Elmwood Park (in conjunction with the Strawberry Festival).
Solar observing (white light and hydrogen alpha); lunar observing; displays.

 

City: Virginia Beach
Organization: Back Bay Amateur Astronomers


Contact: George Reynolds (President)

Address: PO Box 9877; Virginia Beach, VA 23452-9877

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6, 2006 from 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT

BBAA members will set up solar-filtered telescopes at three public libraries in Virginia Beach: Central Library, Kempsville Library, and Princess Anne Library. Each site will have "white light" solar filters to show sunspots, and at least one corona scope to show solar flares and prominences to library visitors and passers-by.



Washington

City: Bremerton

Organization: Olympic Astronomical Society

Contact: Cliff Mygatt, President (phone 360-895-4335)

Address: O.A.S ; P.O. Box 638; Tracyton, WA 98393

Date/Time: May 6, 2006

The location will be the Ridgetop Junior High School located just east of Silverdale, WA. Featured at the event will be a portable, inflatable planetarium.

 

City: Everett
Organization: Everett Astronomical Society

Contact: Mark Folkerts

Address: P.O. Box 12746; Everett, WA 98206

Date/Time: Friday May 5th - dusk to midnight - Harborview Park
Saturday May 6th - 10 to 5 - Everett Public Library Auditorium
Saturday May 6th - dusk to midnight - Harborview Park

Public observing at Harborview Park - telescopes of many sizes and types to view the moon, planets and brighter deep sky objects. During the day on Saturday, displays, videos, and solar observing at Everett Public Library.

 


West Virginia

 


 

Wisconsin

City: Sheboygan
Organization: Plymouth Stargazers


Contact: Chris Hanrahan (ALCor)

Address: P.O. Box 161; Glenbeulah, WI 53023-0161

Date/Time: Astronomy Day - May 6, 2006
Kohler-Andrae State Park near Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Starting at 1:00pm and lasting until 10:30pm

White-light and Hydrogen Alpha viewing of the Sun throughout the day; Two (2) Solar System walks will take attendees on a scaled journey from our Sun out to the far reaches of Pluto without leaving the shores of Lake Michigan; Three (3) half-hour presentations ("How Telescopes Work", "Our Daytime Star - the Sun" and "Jupiter"); An all-day Telescope Workshop for individuals who have their own instruments but still have questions regarding them; activities for children; evening views of the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, colorful double stars and a few brighter galaxies, star clusters and nebulae through real telescopes.

 

City: Sheboygan

Organization: Sheboygan Astronomical Society

Contact: Diane Van Minsel

Address: 1903 Forest Ct.; Howards Grove, WI 53083

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6th
Afternoon program from 5 - 7 p.m.
Night sky viewing from 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Maywood Environmental Center, Sheboygan:


See our telescopes, learn basic astronomy tips, and see the sky through our telescopes in the evening! Bring your telescope for assistance in how to use it, or we'll be glad to check it out for you if you are having problems with it.

Night sky objects which will be targeted include:
Moon (First Quarter), M44 (Cancer), Saturn (Cancer), Mars (Gemini),M3 (Canes Venatici),M5 (Serpens), M13 (Hercules), Mizar/Alcor (Ursa Major)

city: STURGEON BAY

org: DOOR PENINSULA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

contact: JOHN J. BECK, MD

address: 2041 MICHIGAN STREET

date: May 6, 2006

Arrive at the Leif Everson Observatory by 8 PM.

This year our National Astronomy Day event will focus on the Moon and Planets of the Solar System. The moon will be just past first quarter, which means that slightly more than the right half of the moon will be lighted, the moon rises early, and craters will be lighted from an angle giving shadows which enhance the ability to see detail.

city: Menasha

org: Barlow Planetarium and Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers

contact: Karen Klamczynski

address: 1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952

date: Saturday, May 6, 2006
Noon-5:00PM and 8:00-10:00PM

In the afternoon, we'll have special planetarium shows and concessions along with many free activities and exhibits relating to astronomy. (ONLY the outdoor observing is weather-permitting.) Our theme for the day is "Discovering New Worlds!" We have a children's craft area, door prizes and information on many ways youths and adults can learn about astronomy throughout the year with the Barlow and NEWSTAR Astronomy Club.

In the evening, on our front lawn, we'll have a star party (weather permitting) and telescopes set up to view the Moon, Jupiter and many other astronomical delights. Bring the whole family!

 


Wyoming

city: Gillette

org: Campbell County Hogh School Astronomy Club

contact: Mark Brackin

address: 1000 Camel Street Gillette Wyoming 82716

date: April though May Rocket Launch
April through May poster Contest
May 2nd Star Party Camplex Event Center

desc: The club gives over 600 rockets to schools and youth groups. They then hold rocket launch contests and are awarded prizes. Due to weather conficts this takes place over a two month time span

We also hold an Astronomy Day poster contest for kids in grades k-3 and award prizes.

Finally we are holding a star party for everyone on May 2nd at Camplex, in the south Morningside parking lot. Telescopes will be set up for all to enjoy.

 

 

 


 

 

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