Astronomy Day April 2007 Events

 

Astronomy Day Activities by State for April 2007

Astronomy Day Headquarters: Astronomy Day Logo
Gary Tomlinson
Astronomy Day Headquarters
30 Stargazer Lane
Comstock Park MI 49321
(616) 784-9518

E-mail: gtomlins@sbcglobal.net


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 ; Brunei Darussalam; Canada ; Chile ; Malaysia ; Iceland ; India ; Indonesia ; Iran ; Ireland ; Kuwait ; Lebanon; Malaysia ; Mexico ; Nepal ;New Zealand; Peru ; Puerto Rico ; Romania ; Turkey








April 21 - Cities Across the Country

Meade 4M Community and Astronomy Magazine


It's time again to celebrate the cosmos! National Astronomy Day 2007, held this year Saturday, April 21st, gives astronomy-lovers a chance to share their passion with the astronomy-curious.

This year over 28 planetaria, observatories, and museums will host public viewing events, telescope workshops, hands-on activities, and presentations to increase awareness about the profession and hobby.

Once again for 2007, Meade 4M Community and Astronomy magazine unite with astronomy organizations throughout the country for the year's biggest star party.

Visitors to this program's events can pick up material from Astronomy magazine and enter drawings to win a Meade telescope and prizes from Astronomy. Meade 4M will donate an ETX-80AT telescope for each venue to give away and also provide a 10-inch LX200R telescope valued at about $3,500 for the grand prize. Astronomy will pick the grand-prize winner from names collected at each venue.

To learn more:
www.meade4m.com/astronomy_day
www.astronomy.com/astronomyday.





Alabama

 


Argentina

 

Lunes 16, 18:30hs. Apertura Semana Internacional de la Astronomía, “Reconociendo los planetas” Sala B, Centro Cultural J. M. de Pueyrredón, 25 de mayo y Catamarca.

Martes 17, 16hs. “Escribiendo sobre astronomía”, a cargo del Grupo VITAL Biblioteca Popular Mar del Plata, Bolívar 4252 (e/ San Juan y Pampa)

Martes 17 al viernes 20, de 18:30 a 20hs. Curso Básico de Observación. Sala “Augusto Nice”, Av. Independencia 1642. Miércoles 18, 16hs. “Secretos para cuando salimos a observar el cielo” Biblioteca Popular Mar del Plata, Bolívar 4252 (e/ San Juan y Pampa

Viernes 20, 16hs. “El orden en el espacio” Instituto Movilizador de Fondos Cooperativos, Hipólito Yrigoyen 1549(e/ Av. Luro y 25 de mayo)

Sábado 21, 18:30hs. “Qué y cómo comenzar a observar”Sala Augusto Nice, Av. Independencia 1640

Domingo 22, 19hs. Cierre de la Semana Internacional de la Astronomía “Más allá de lo que vemos en el cielo”, Centro Cultural J. M. de Pueyrredón


Adhieren con actividades internas y hacia la comunidad: el Instituto Ortega y Gasset Canal 8, en forma institucional; FM 97.3, con informaciones astronómicas y actividades; el programa Tiempo Libre y demás medios de difusión.

Se distribuirá material informativo y cartas del cielo en forma libre y gratuita en diversos puntos de la ciudad como los son, centros culturales, bibliotecas, clubes y comercios que deseen colaborar. Se enseñará a utilizarlas.

Diariamente, de permitirlo el clima, se realizará observación por telescopio de diversos objetos desde la zona céntrica de la ciudad, en forma totalmente libre y gratuita. Se brindará un curso básico de observación del cielo para que los asistentes comiencen a reconocer estrellas, constelaciones y planetas por sí solos.

Las diversas charlas, están destinadas al conocimiento popular y masivo de la astronomía como ciencia y como práctica, ya que hay pocas cosas tan gratificantes y sencillas, como observar el cielo... TODAS LAS ACTIVIDADES SON ABSOLUTAMENTE LIBRES Y GRATUITAS




Monday 16, 18:30hs. Opening Week of the International Astronomy Reconociendo Planetarium, Room B, Cultural Center J. M. of Pueyrred, 25 of May and Catamarca.

Tuesday 17, 16hs. Tthe VITAL Group at the Popular Library, Sea of the Silver, Bolívar 4252 (and San Juan and Pampa) Tuesday 17 to Friday 20, of 18:30 to 20hs. Course of Observation. Room, Augusto Niceâ, Av. Independence 1642.

Secrets of How To Observe the Heavens. at the Popular Library, Sea of the Silver, Blvd. 4252 (and San Juan and Pampa

Friday 20, 16hs. In special order: Institute Movilizador de Cooperative Fondos, Hialito Yrigoyen 1549(e/ Av. Luro and 25 of May) Bado SÃ 21, 18:30hs. Begin to observe - Sala Augusto Nice, Av. Independence 1640 Domingo 22, 19hs. Closing of the International Astronomy Week and time to look at the stars at the Cultural Center J. M. of Pueyrre. These organizations adhere with internal activities towards the community: the Institute Ortega and Gasset Channel 8, in institutional form; FM 97,3, with astronomical information and activities; the program average - Free Time and demonstration materials, information and printed materials about the sky in free and gratuitous form are located in diverse points of the city like cultural centers, libraries, clubs and commerce that wishes to collaborate. To allow for weather, daily observing by telescope of the many astronomical objects are given from the city, in totally free and gratuitous form.

Observation courses of the sky are given so that the assistants begin to recognize single stars, constellations and planets by sight. The diversity of these objects are meant to increase the popular and massive knowledge of astronomical science and fun since there are few so rewarding and simple things to observe as the sky... ALL The ACTIVITIES ARE ABSOLUTELY FREE!

(loosely translated - my spanish is not so good!)


April 16-22 - Don Torcuato Buenos Aires, Argentina

Grupo Astronomico Don Torcuato


Family Astro organizado para 30 familias Exposicion de fotos, maquetas y láminas en la delegacion Municipal de Don Torcuato durante toda la semana con entrada libre y gratuita. Observacion con telescopios en la plaza principal de la ciudad durante todas las noches.

Charlas informativas de observacion a simple vista todas las tarde a partir de las 07:00 PM Concurso de dibujo para niños el sabado 21 a las 11:00 am en la plaza


April 21, Don Torcuato, Argentina

Don Torcuato Family Astronomy Group


The Astronomy Group of Don Torcuato has organized a star party for 30 families. This will include an exhibition of photos, scale models and others in the Municipal delegation of Don Torcuato. It will be held all the week and entrance is free. Observing with telescopes will be in the main seat of the city during all the nights. We'll provide informative observations. Drawings for prizes.

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Arizona

 



April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Tuscon, AZ - Kitt Peak Visitor Center

National Optical Astronomy Observatory - Kitt Peak National Observatory


Hands-on activities for the whole family, solar observing, tours, and presentations by professional astronomers.


April 21 - 3-10 p.m. - Tucson

The University of Arizona - Flandrau Science Center


On Saturday April 21, Flandrau Science Center will celebrate Astronomy Day at its location on the University of Arizona campus with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) and The National Sharing the Sky Foundation (NSSF) with displays, handouts, free viewing through telescopes and more! Additional partners include Meade, makers of the ETX series of astronomical telescopes, and Astronomy Magazine. Flandrau Science Center thanks Meade, for the donation of an 80mm ETX telescope which will be raffled off to those donating to The National Sharing the Sky Foundation (NSSF) that evening.

This combination Astronomy Day/National Sharing the Sky star party is hosted by world famous comet hunter David Levy, and his wife Wendee, and starts at 3 p.m. with safe viewing of the Sun through sophisticated solar telescopes. Attendees can see the Sun, Venus, Saturn and the crescent Moon at Flandrau Science Center. and enjoy handouts and demonstrations, displays, a telescope raffle (for donations to NSSF) and a virtual planetarium indoors at Flandrau (exhibit fee is $2.50). For more information see the event Web site at: < href="http://www.flandrau.org/">www.flandrau.org.


April 21 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and evening: open from 5:30 p.m. until the last person looks through the telescope

Lowell Observatory - Flagstaff


Lowell Observatory celebrates National Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 21 with daytime and nighttime activities: guided tours, telescope viewing, access to historic displays, indoor presentations, and prize giveaways (including telescopes). For more information call (928) 233-3211.



Arkansas



April 21 - 12:00 noon until 4:30pm - Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center

7:45 until 11:00pm Star Party near Nature Center at Wells Lake, just off pavement and easily seen. Public welcome!

Arkansas Oklahoma Astronomical Society


AOAS in Cooperation with the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, will present displays, DVD presentations and several Night Sky Network toolkit demonstrations in the multimedia room at the Center

. That evening between 7:30 and 11:00pm, AOAS members with their telescopes will share views of the universe we're a part of to all who come to join us. We will setup 6 to 12 telescopes of ALL sizes just off the entrance road to the Nature Center, in easy view from the road, and the public is invited



Austria

 


Brunei Darussalam



April 21 - 7pm - 11 pm (GMT+8)

Bandar Seri Begawan - Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam


The event will be centered at the Taman Hj Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien in the capital. The General Surveyor will officate the first ever Astronomy Day in this country. Activities include skywatching for the public and astronomy talk.



Canada




April 21 - 8:00 pm - ? - Sydney, N.S., Canada

Cape Breton Astronomical Society


We'll talk about the Planets and the Stars and where we stand in the big Picture, why do environmentalists really need no know, so they can see the situation we are in. It will be a fun night whoever shows up.

P.S. I hear it will be a clear night!


April 21 - 12 pm to 6 pm and 8 pm to 11 pm

English Montreal Centre - Chapters Book Store - Pointe Claire


The English Montreal Centre will be presenting a series of free activities to the general public on April 21st at the Chapters Bookstore in Pointe Claire. From 12 pm to 6 pm we will have solar observing Hydrogen Alpha telescopes along with telescope workshops, Touring the Universe mini-lectures, and kids activities throughout the afternoon. Evening multimedia talk on the Sky Tonight will begin at 8:30 pm followed by telescopic stargazing into the night (weather permitting) in the shopping mall parking area.

For more information please visit www.rascmontreal.org


April 14-21 - Events throughout Astronomy Week from Halifax to Victoria

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada


Canada's National Astronomy Society celebrates Astronomy Week with events across the country and throughout Astronomy Week. For complete information visit www.rasc.ca/astroday.


April 21 - 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm - Calgary

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory ( Go south at Hwy 22X and Hwy 22 interchange for 2.4 kilometres)


The RAO is kicking off its open house season on Astronomy Day. Spend an evening with University of Calgary's Astronomers at the RAO. We are hosting an open house so bring the family and learn more about stars, planets, asteroids and beautiful Alberta skies. View celestial objects through our telescopes, including the 1.8 metre ARCT, one of the three largest telescopes in Canada.

The doors to the observatory are open so you can learn more about the telescopes housed on site and have a glimpse at what University of Calgary astronomers can see. We also have telescopes for everyone to look through as well as our Interpretative centre with educational displays! Visitors are advised to dress warmly, and to bring flashlights If you want to take in our lectures we have two speakers whose presentations feature research carried out at the observatory and reviews of current topics in astronomy.

Speakers:

Dr. Phil Langil - "If Pluto's Not A Planet, What Is It?"

Dr. Jeroen Stil - "The Sky Tonight"


April 21 - Point-Claire - Chapters Book Store - Point-Claire Shopping Centre

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada


Presentations, telescope displays, solar observing: 12noon - 6pm

Kid's activities: 1pm - 5:30pm

Stargazing: 8pm - 10:30pm

On April 21, 2007 Chapters Pointe-Claire is hosting the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Montreal Centre International Astronomy Day celebration. We welcome you to visit us and find out more about hobby astronomy. If you have questions about telescopes, which astronomy books to buy, or what you can see in Montreal's night sky, come and talk to us! We'll be set up in the store as well as in the parking lot.

For more info, visit www.rascmontreal.org.



California

 



April 21 - Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Daytime Events: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Telescope Clinic: 7:00 PM
Star Party: 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM


Daytime events include 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).

Learn how to use your telescope at the telescope clinic. Come back for our annual National Astronomy Day star party!


April 21 - 10:00 am - ? - Fresno, CA

Central Valley Astronomers - Downing Planetarium


Solar viewing and telescope clinic in front of the Downing Planetarium. Bring your telescope that you need work on, learn to view through, or have questions about.


April 21 - 3:00PM to Midnight

San Mateo County Astronomical Society


Held on the College of San Mateo Campus

Astronomy exhibits, crafts and activities Solar viewing. Shows in the new planatarium. "RealSky Starshow". Speaker - Dr. Dale Cruikshank from NASA. Observing through the 20 inch telescope


April 21 at 3 pm - Garden Grove

Orange County Astronomy Meetup Group


Endeavoring to find local observers with telescopes and it's to take place at a prime location (Euclid Park near the Clock Tower, also called the "Village Green"). Weather conditions are also a factor to it's success.


April 21 - Valencia Public Library 23743 Valencia Blvd, Santa Clarita, CA - 1 PM to 9 PM

The Local Group Astronomy Club of the SCV


The Local Group Astronomy club will celebrate Astronomy Day with numerous exhibits, multimedia presentations, lectures, and observation, Solar viewing will commence at 1 PM with hydrogen alpha and white light telescopes. Fun activities for children will include UV bead braclets, building a simple telescope, and kitchen comets. Night observation will start at 7:30 PM featuring Saturn.

More info at www.LGSCV.org or call (661) 609-1739




April 21 - Irvine

Irvine Valley College and Meade Instruments


Meade and Irvine Valley College will celebrate National Astronomy Day with Irvine Valley College and the Meade Factory in Irvine, California on Saturday April 21st! This is your opportunity to attend lectures at IVC, meet astronomers, tour the Meade Factory, and view through telescopes day and night. This is a free event, and fun for the entire family. Festivities start at 9:00 a.m. at the Irvine Valley College campus, and 3:00 p.m. at Meade Instrument in Irvine. More details will follow with schedules, speaker information, doorprizes, and more. For more information call (949) 451-1450 xt:6254.

A day of astronomy and space for the whole family will take place on Saturday, April 21 at Irvine Valley College. Co-hosted by Meade Instruments Corporation, Astronomy magazine, Astronomers Without Borders, and Irvine Valley College. This special event is part of the annual celebration of Astronomy Day. Telescopes will be available for public viewing of the Sun and Venus during the day and other celestial objects including Saturn and its ring system at night. Family-oriented presentations and displays will run through much of the day. Tours of the telescope manufacturing facilities at Meade Instruments, the world's largest manufacturer of telescopes, will also be offered.

Begun as a grass-roots effort in northern California more than 30 years ago, Astronomy Day's theme is "Bringing Astronomy to the People." Events are now held in urban locations worldwide, giving thousands the opportunity to enjoy views of celestial wonders through a telescope, most for their very fir st time. The US-based Astronomical League coordinates several Astronomy Day sponsors, with local events planned and conducted by astronomy clubs, planetariums, colleges and other astronomy organizations.

From 9am to 3pm, Irvine Valley College will be the venue for Astronomy Day activities.

Telescopes with special filters will be focused on the Sun giving a view of any sunspots, flares or prominences that may be erupting. Other telescopes will show our nearby neighbor in space, Venus, which is now bright enough to be observed in broad daylight. A variety of live presentations will cover topics such as general astronomy, a tour of the solar system for the family and how to get started in amateur astronomy. The spotlight then shifts to the nearby facilities of Meade Instruments where the largest and most advanced commercial telescope manufacturing operation in the world will be open for guided tours. As the Sun sets, nighttime telescopes at the Meade facility will focus on celestial objects including Saturn and its rings, multiple star systems and more. This event just one of nearly 30 such venues across the United States, and is part of the Meade 4M Community and Astronomy magazine's outreach project to support and promote National Astronomy Day.

Irvine Valley College (http://www.ivc.edu) is one of California's leading community colleges and one of Orange County's best known educational institutions.

Founded in 1972, Meade (http://www.meade.com) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of telescopes and accessories for amateur astronomers.

Astronomers Without Borders (http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.com) is a new organization that is creating a global network of enthusiasts from all countries and cultures to promote understanding, education and peaceful cooperation through a universal interest in astronomy. Created in 1974 by Steve Walther, the editors of Astronomy Magazine are dedicated by an obsession with astronomy an d are driven to assemble the best, most-absorbing material relating to the world of astronomy.

For the complete schedule of activities for this special Astronomy Day event go to www.meade4m.com/astronomy_day or call (800) 626-3233 xt: 6254.

Media contact:

MEADE INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION and MEADE 4M COMMUNITY


April 21 - 10AM to 3PM and 7PM to 10PM

Meade Instruments/Astronomers Without Borders/Irvine Valley College


Lectures, videos, photos
Solar viewing
Venus Daytime viewing
Night time viewing
Telescope factory tours


April 13 - 21 - China Lake Astronomical Society

Ridgecrest, CA


4/13 Fri. 8 PM PDT

Maturango Museum - 100 E. Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA

Prelude to Astronomy Week - Tandems with Night Landscapes Photo Exhibit in the Art Gallery. CLAS dome will be open for viewing night sky objects after dark.

4/14 Sat. 19:00 PDT

Red Rock Canyon State Park - Visitors Center. Public star party AV presentation. Handouts for kids, dark sky awareness materials and more.

4/21 Sat. 10:00 PDT

Maturango Museum - 100 E. Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA Astronomy Day Celebration. Solar telescopes on hand for daytime observing. CLAS dome will be open and other telescopes available for viewing night sky objects after dark. Handouts for kids, dark sky awareness materials and more.

4/21 Sat. 19:00 PDT Red Rock Canyon State Park - Visitors Center. Public star party AV presentation.

Handouts for kids, dark sky awareness materials and more.


April 20 and 27, 7:00 p.m. 'til 9:30 p.m., Colorado Blvd. near Delacey, Pasadena Saturday,

April 21 and 28, 7:30 p.m. 'til 10:00 p.m., Myrtle & Lime, Monrovia

Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers


Sidewalk Astronomy - bringing the telescopes to the community. Check out the Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers website.

In addition to monthly sidewalkevents, we take our telescopes to the national parks and the southern California desert each month on the new moon weekend. Visitors and newbies are welcome! We give good star shows. :-)

More events - Internaltional Sidewalk Astronomy Day is May 19: over 115 events have been planned so far. Join the fun!

http://home.earthlink.net/~sidewalkastronomynight/



Chile



Colorado

 


Connecticut

 

 


Delaware


Egypt







Florida

 



Germany



April 21 - 9:00-17:00 - Munich

Deutsches Museum, TUMLab


Poster presentation and public talks of astronomical research institutes and astronomical societies in Munich.





 

Georgia



April 21 - 2:00pm until 11:00pm - Savannah

Tybee Island Public Pier - OAA's Astronomy Day


Astronomy Day 2007 Activities for the Savannah Area

The Oglethorpe Astronomical Association's Astronomy Day Program will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 2:00pm until 11:00pm at the Tybee Island Pavilion and Pier. There will be many free and interesting activities for the whole family, with primary focus on observing.

Telescopes will be set up from 2:00pm. During the day, the sun will be viewable safely in both white light and hydrogen alpha wavelengths, showing not only sun spots but also solar prominences in the sun's corona. Telescopes will also show Venus, the moon and Saturn or Mars during the day. There will be a scale model of our solar system starting under the Pavilion and stretching down the beach. See just how vast and empty space really is!

In conjunction with this program, Oatland Island Education Center will host shows every hour on the half hour from 10:30am until 3:30pm in their new, portable planetarium facility. Regular $3 admission to OEIC is required. OEIC's telephone number is 898-3980.

A celestial coloring contest for kids K through 5th grade will be judged by the Tybee Arts Association with prizes from Orion Telescopes. Winners will be announced at 6:00pm.

If you have wanted to own a telescope but don't know how to select one, several telescopes will be on display with knowledgeable guides to assist in your choices. If you own a telescope but have had difficulties, you are welcome to bring it to the pier for some individualized assistance. Some telescopes require set up and adjustments that may be confusing but are not difficult. A little help can make your telescope much easier to enjoy.

After sunset, there will be many celestial objects to observe. Telescopes from 70mm to 12.5" in diameter will show the craters of our moon and the rings of Saturn and its moons. Star clusters, double stars, nebulae and other items will be seen in various scopes and guides from OAA will point out various constellations and answer questions.

Join us for a close up view of many celestial objects and learn about telescopes while enjoying a day at the beach. Note that observing activities may be limited by weather conditions!

About Oglethorpe Astronomical Association:

Continuously active for over 35 years, OAA is Savannah's non-profit society for all those interested in astronomy and space science. OAA members range in experience from those just getting started in observing to active researchers in space science. Everyone with an interest in astronomy or meteorology is welcomed! OAA is a Member Society of the Astronomical League. Learn more at www.savannahastronomy.org.



Hawaii


Iceland

 

 


 

Idaho


 

Illinois

 

April 21 - 5:30 p.m. - Rain or Shine

Northwest Suburban Astronomers


Location: William Rainey Harper College, Building Z (Use the Algonquin Road Entrance) Parking Lots 2 & 3 - Palatine, Illinois

All ages Welcome! Cost is Free! Explore the wonders of the universe, see our moon, planets, stars and galaxies! On Saturday April 21, 2007 the Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Harper College Astronomy Department will host an informative and entertaining celebration of astronomy beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Harper College. This event is rain or shine.

Come see a wide variety of informative demonstrations, shows and exhibits the whole family will enjoy. Telescopes will be on display, hands on projects for children (and adults), lectures and our popular planetarium dome are just part of the fun.

Afterwards, if the skies are clear, a variety of telescopes will be set up and available near the campus observatory for public viewing. NSA members will be on hand to answer questions and conduct guided tours of the night sky. For additional information, please visit us at www.nsaclub.org.


April 21 - Dusk to 10 or 11

Chicago Sidewalk Astronomy Club


Telescope setup near North & Wells Sts.   View Moon & any visible planets.


 


India



April 16-20, 2007 – 6:00 to 8:00 and April 21, 2007 6:30 to 8:30

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Vadodara, India


Our Mission name is "Man In Black". Teams of volunteers will go at all pubilc places like gardens, malls etc.. and show them the majestic Night Sky. Check our website for lots more activity updates in mid-March.

Website: http://aaavadodara.org


April 21 - 11:30 to 17:30 UTC - Ahmednagar - The Versatiles

We will have an audio/visual presentation of the sky above Ahmednagar. There will be sky watching through telescopes and an article about the day in the local newspapers - as well as information about the day on local radio stations.


April 21 - Astronomy Day - 1700PM to 2100PM

Astronomy WEEK from 14 to 21 APRIL 2007

AHMEDNAGAR. India - The VERSATILES


Astronomy Day--AUDIO VISUAL POWER POINT PRESENTATION-"SKY ABOVE AHMEDNAGAR & SKY WATCHING through TELESCOPES.

ASTRONOMY WEEK--1."SATURN SHOW" inmany Housing Colonies. 2.Power Point presentation in schools. 3.Telescope Making Workshop.


April 20 - Ahmednagar, India

An ASTRONOMY QUIZ is arranged for schools on 20 APR 2007.This is an addition to the submitted activities.


April 21 - 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Bangalore

The Bangalore Astronomical Society


The Bangalore Astronomical Society will be organizing a public skywatch session at The Forum Mall, Bangalore. Moon and Saturn will be primary observation targets.


April 21 - 7 pm to 10.30 pm - Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Astronomy Club


Public outreach programs at two differnt Wheelchair friendly venues in Ahmedabad. Telescopes of various kinds would be placed for free viewing of celestial objects.

1. Vanchetna, Social Forestry Centre
Opp Sunrise Park, Vastrapur
Ahmedabad

2. Uttamnagar Garden Plot
Maninagar
Ahmedabad


 


Indiana

April 21 - 6:00pm till 11:00pm

Mitchell, Indiana - Stonebelt Stargazers


The Event will be taking place at Spring Mill State Park on US60 about 3 miles east of Mitchell, Indiana. There will be info, a slide presentation and solar and night sky observing.


April 21 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Evansville Museum

Neighborhood Star Parties begin at dusk until 10 p.m.


Astronomy Day 2007 at the Evansville Museum will offer guests an admission-free opportunity to interact with amateur astronomers; view the sun and moon through telescopes; participate in make-it-take-it activities; experience programs in the Koch Planetarium; and at 2 p.m., hear guest speaker NAGIN COX from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory speak on the historic Galileo Mission to Jupiter.

After dark, take part in one of our nearby Neighborhood Star Parties that will begin at dusk and continue through 10 p.m. This event is subject to prevailing weather conditions and may be cancelled in the event of poor weather.


April 24-27 - 7:30-9:30 - Bloomington, IN

Wonderlab Museum of Science Health and Technology


Get a telescopic view of our Moon, the planets Saturn and Venus during Family Astronomy Nights at WonderLab. This free program will be held if the night sky is clear from 7:30-9:30 pm in the Lester P. Bushnell WonderGarden outside the museum. Daniel Cervantes, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will guide the viewing and share information about current NASA missions to explore our Solar System.

The program is best suited for school-age children and teens. People are welcome to stop by anytime during the program, but may have to wait for a turn at the telescope, depending on the size of the audience. The museum building will be closed. If weather is uncertain, call WonderLab at 812-337-1337 after 6:00 pm to find out if the sky is clear enough for viewing.


April 21 - Knox, IN - anytime

Kankakee Valley Astronomical Society


We will be meeting from 10 to 12 A.M. at the Knox County Library. There will be speakers, videos, door prizes, displays and demonstrations of equipment, question and answer sesions and viewing of sunspots if the sky is clear.


 


Indonesia


Iowa


Iran

  April 14-21: Astronomy Week - Iran

Iran Amateur of Astronomy Society


Iran Amateur of Astronomy Society has celebrated the astroweek and day since 2001 and is one of the first groups. This year we have some activities and programs.

Topics:

1) 16 April (27 Farvardin)
Film show: Shayestegan High School Public Observation: Shafa senile nursing home

2)17 April (28 Farvardin)
Training Film Show: Shahid Beheshti University Astronomy introduction program: Hashemi nejad senile nursing home

3)18 April (29 Farvardin)
Astronomical introduction film show: Aboo Ali Sina high school Rabi al sani Crescent training program: Shemiranat Azad University

4)19 April (30 Farvardin)
Film show: Adab School
Training and observation workshop in desert nights

5)20 April (31 Farvardin)
Astronomical introduction film show, sun spots and planets observasion: Mellat Park Nights' Observation: Salehin senile nursing home

6)21 April (Special Programs) (1 Ordibehesht) Astronomical introduction film show: Ordibehesht high school Slide Show, Public Observation, Scientific speech, kids drawing workshop, Photo Exhibition (19 mars Solar Eclispse photos)

7)22 April (2 Ordibehesht)
Astronomical introduction film show: farzanegan zeinab high school Astronomy introduction program: Iahod senile nursing home desc: Iran Amateur of Astronomy Society has celebrated the astroweek and day since 2001 and is one of the first groups. This year we have some activities and programs.


April 15-22 - Astronomy Week in Iran

Iran Amateur of Astronomy Society(IAAS)


Iran Amateur of Astronomy Society has celebrated the astroweek and day since 2001 and is one of the first groups to have new ideas for astronomy week and day such as performing public observations for kids, blinds and this year for old peoples in Iran. This year we have some activities and programs.

Topics:

1) 16 April (27 Farvardin)
Film show: Shayestegan High School
Public Observation: Shafa senile nursing home

2)17 April (28 Farvardin)
Training Film Show: Shahid Beheshti University Astronomy introduction program: Hashemi nejad senile nursing home

3)18 April (29 Farvardin)
Astronomical introduction film show: Aboo Ali Sina high school Rabi al sani Crescent training program: Kooye daneshgahe Tehran

4)19 April (30 Farvardin)
Film show: Adab School
Training and observation workshop in desert nights

5)20 April (31 Farvardin)
Astronomical introduction film show, sun spots and planets observasion: Mellat Park Nights' Observation: Salehin senile nursing home 6)21 April (Special Programs) (1 Ordibehesht) Astronomical introduction film show: Ordibehesht high school Slide Show, Public Observation, Scientific speech, kids drawing workshop, Photo Exhibition (19 mars Solar Eclispse photos)

7)22 April (2 Ordibehesht)
Astronomical introduction film show: Refah high school Astronomy introduction program: Iahod senile nursing home desc: All of the astronomy fans can enter to all programs.


April 21 - 10 Am _ 8 Pm , Mellat Park, Tehran

Astronomical Society of Iran


1. Wide range of activities and events : Giving a lecture about simple astronomical concepts and a arranging a slide show about the night sky over Iran.

2.A live performance of Galileo's trial in the open area of the park.

3. Arranging Astronomical games for young visitors

4. Exhibiting a wide range of pictures & models (astronomical building models,Introducing different kinds of nebulas, galaxies and star clusters by using plenty of posters and a model of the Milky Way,Creating Astronomical shapes such as planets, asteroids, aliens, etc by Paper Mache techniques,arranging an exhibition of different models of existing sundials ,Providing two models of solar system,Giving information about cosmology and the big bang by means of posters and pictures,Making a huge model of a 1.5 meter planesphere ,Modeling 4 season constellations in a cubic tent, Explaining the relationship between different months and related ecliptic constellations by using 2 models of ecliptic,Exibiting a collection of small statutes symbolizing the Zodiac signs and exploring the mythological background of each sign,explaining the process of eclipse on a kit model, Finding time in different time zones by using an instrument designed by a group of astronomy students of the Association and their tutor,Introducing Photometerand Spectroscope and their usage in astronomy,Explaining Astronomical terminology by a computer software and animation,. Putting a collection of different telescopes on exhibition and teaching the visitors how to make a Newtonian Telescope Mirror,Informing the visitors of development of science,. Providing a collection of old and new astronomical instruments and ...

5. Providing information and giving advice about astronoomical photography instruments and how to use them.

6.Arranging an Astronomical contest

7. Exhibiting and selling books, CDs and other teaching aids related to astronomy

8. Arranging the observation of the sun , moon & planets

9.Calculating the visitors' weight and age in other planets of the solar system.

10.Dressing 5 young men as the most famous Iranian and international astronomers in the past

11.Answering the public general questions

12. live TV show


April 20 - 10 AM _ 8 PM - Mellat Park - Tehran

Astronomical Society of Iran (amateur committee)


The astronomy day events in Iran are available in: www.asiac.ir.

A close co-operation between the astronomical society (amateur committee) of Iran and the astronomy groups in Tehran, has provided a wide range of activities and events in Mellat Park (April 20, 2007) as follow:

1) Arranging Astronomical games for young visitors ,Arranging a painting stall for young children, Providing the young visitors with face painting

2) Providing information and giving advice about astronomical photography instruments and how to use them.

3) Arranging an Astronomical contest

4) Exhibiting and selling books, CDs and other teaching aids related to astronomy

5) Arranging the observation of the sun, moon and other celestial objects.

6) Giving lectures about simple astronomical concepts and a arranging a slide show about the night sky over Iran.

7) Calculating the visitors' weight and age in other planets of the solar system

8) Explaining Astronomical terminology by a computer software and animation.

9) A live performance of Galileo's trial in the open area of the park

10) Putting a collection of different telescopes on exhibition and teaching the visitors how to make a Newtonian Telescope Mirror.

11) Dressing 5 young men as the most famous Iranian and international astronomers in the past

12) Answering the public general questions

13) Live TV show

14). Exhibiting a wide range of pictures and models:

Creating Astronomical shapes such as planets, asteroids, aliens, etc by Paper Mache techniques, astronomical building models, Giving information about all kinds of sundials , arranging an exhibition of different models of existing sundials , providing 4 paper model kits of sundials for visitors and assistant them how to make them on spot, Providing two models of solar system, Introducing different kinds of nebulas, galaxies and star clusters by using plenty of posters and a model of the Milky Way, Giving information about cosmology and the big bang by means of posters and pictures, . Making a huge model of a 1.5 meter plane sphere and providing the visitors information regarding how to work with it, Modeling 4 season constellations in a cubic tent to educate the visitors about the stars can be observed in different seasons, . Explaining the relationship between different months and related ecliptic constellations by using 2 models of ecliptic, exhibiting a collecti! on of small statutes symbolizing the Zodiac signs and exploring the mythological background of each sign. Finding time in different time zones by using an instrument designed by a group of astronomy students of the Association and their tutor, . Introducing Photometer and Spectroscope and their usage in astronomy, providing a collection of old and new astronomical instruments such as astrolabe, quarter, Jupiter and meteor waves detectors.


April 17 - Etemad Thoroughly Newspaper

Tehran Astronomy Day


2 special astronomy day pages in ETEMAD newspaper http://www.etemaad.com/Released/86-01-28/237.htm too:(2005&2006: SHARGH newspaper)


April 20 - 10AM-9PM - Tehran

Zaferanie Educational Observatory (ZEO)


Z.E.O is the first organization that has been celeberated this day in iran (8 years ago). and now in this year we have about 30 activities that will hold with all of our students. this activities include various topics like as: astro biology -astronomical mythology -earth in danger -solar system (modelimg and description) -moon (travel to moon with a scaled paper model of apollo 11) black holes (what are they??? and a fascinating model!!!) archaeoastronomy (historical astronomy & historical observatory in Iran with some hand-made model) space paper model making telescopes -ISS -why the night sky is dark? -bad astronomy -your age and stars distances (your birthday star!!!) -astro hot news-light polution with a fascinating game!!!)(this is especial activity) -how to catch an astrophoto (practical edu.) -slide show (18 times with various topics) -sundial and astrolab making-astro kids-and especial program again <<< astronomical naghghali>>> this is a traditional activity in ancient Iran that modify for astronomy education.


April 21 - Urmia, Iran

We are celebrating Astronomy Day in Urmia, Iran.

We have lots of program for kids and adults. Our Address : Khaneye-Javan Pasdaran St. 2

April 20 - Esfahan, Iran

Adib Astronomical Society


Sun and some building observation in day time. AstroPuzzle and AstroPainting for children. Some graphical Description board about Constelation, Deep Sky and ... Film and slide show. "KEO" box. Moon and Venus and some other objects observation in night time. AstroCake for members. Also... Free of charge visiting in astroweek by student in society, some discount in astroshop in society, some local television and radio program.



Ireland



April 20th & April 21st - 8pm - 10pm both evenings

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland


This is in aid of the childrens charity UNICEF Ireland.

This event is called LOOK UP FOR UNICEF I am hopeful that several other astronomy clubs in Ireland will join in under the IFAS umbrella, ie The Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies. This will be updated when more information is available.



The Irish Astronomical Society


April 21 - 8 p.m. - Larne

Irish Astronomical Association


Public Star Party for Astronomy Day Carnfunnock Country Park, Drains Bay, Larne, Co Antrim, at 8 p.m.

Website

April 21 - 8:45 am - Dungarvan, Ireland - DEISE Astronomy Society

LOOK UP FOR UNICEF


A public star party for International Astronomy Day, also fundraising for UNICEF Ireland Location: Abbeyside Church Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co Waterford, Ireland

Website: http://www.deiseastronomy.com/

April 21 - 9:30pm - Ardfert, Ireland

Kerry Astronomy Club


Public Observing Session
Banna Beach Ardfert
Co Kerry http://www.kerryastronomyclub.com

April 21 - 8:45 pm - Abbeyside Church

DEISE Astronomy Society


Public Star Party in aid of UNICEF Ireland - Saturday April 21st8:45pm - Abbeyside Church - Abbeyside Dungarvan - Co Waterford

All Welcome Free Event

http://www.deiseastronomy.com



Italy




 

Kansas


Kentucky


Kuwait

 


Lebanon



April 20-21 - From noon till midnight - Beirut

Beirut Lebanese Astronomy Group, L.A.G.


The Lebanese Astronomy Group will celebrate with all the Lebanese people, the International Astronomy Day. The Event will be Celebrated at Ein El Mrayyse, In front of McDonald's, beside the Beach, and will be open for public starting from the afternoon till midnight. Many telescopes will be present and some mini-lectures will be given about different topics in Astronomy.

Media and Press will be present to cover this International event, and the 3rd issue of the Astro Spot, the L.A.G. newsletter, will be distributed, with brochures speaking about the event and promoting Astronomy in Lebanon and the World.



Louisiana

 



April 21 - 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.- Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Astronomical Society & the BREC, LSU, BRAS Highland Road Park Observatory


The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society & the BREC, LSU, BRAS Highland Road Park Observatory will host an Astronomy Day event at the Observatory. Activities will include a planisphere construction session, a magnification session, a hot-air balloon construction session, solar viewing and evening sky viewing.



Maine

 

April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date for Saturday April 28th - Calais

Downeast Amateur Astronomers - Astronomy Day 2007
 

Saturday April 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Downeast Heritage Museum in Calais, Maine. Telescope displays, solar viewing, handouts and more.

www.downeastaa.com



Malaysia



April 21 - 8:30a.m 1:00p.m - Planetarium Sultan Iskandar, Kementerian Pembangunan Sosial Urbanisasi Dewan Suarah Negeri 93000, Jalan Budaya, Kuching Sarawak Malaysia

Everybody is welcome to try the telescopes. Star charts, maps, and planispheres are distributed to the public. Planetarium show is also free for the public.



 

Maryland



April 20 & 21 - Dusk until 11:00 p.m. - Tri-State Astronomers

Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center
Parking Lot in Sharpsburg, MD


The Tri-State Astronomers, a local amateur astronomy club, is having a public Star Party at the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center Parking Lot in Sharpsburg, MD. See the moon, Venus, Saturn, and other objects through our telescopes. This outdoor family event is FREE. Weather permitting. Go to www.tristateastronomers.org for more details.


April 21 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Indian Head

Southern Maryland Astronomical Society (SMAS)


FREE ASTRONOMY DAY PUBLIC STAR PARTY. Outdoor displays and observing at the Village Green, next to Lackey Road, off Rt. 210 South, Indian Head, MD. If raining, indoor displays at the Indian Head Senior/Community Center, 100 Cornwallis Square, next to Pye Street, off Rt. 210 South, Indian Head.

Safely observe the sun, Moon, planets and stars through a variety of astronomical equipment. Hosted by the Southern Maryland Astronomical Society (SMAS). Meet the SMAS members. Pick up free informational handouts.

Learn how to get started in backyard astronomy. Learn how to purchase equipment or use what you already own. Earn select Cub, Boy and Girl Scout astronomy badge requirements. Sign up for a free door prize drawing. Everyone Welcome. Great for people of all ages.

More Information: www.smas.us


April 21 - 6-10 pm - Greenbelt, Maryland

Astronomical Society of Greenbelt


2 presentations by Goddard scientists in the Planetarium, 2 Planetarium shows, several exhibits, and fabulous door prizes (6 planetarium tickets, 2 binoculars, 1 meteorite) followed by observing at a nearby school.



 

Massachusetts

April 28 - National Astronomy Day Celebration 2007

Clay Center Observatory, Brookline, MA


The Clay Center Observatory will once again join the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB) to host National Astronomy Day at the Clay Center Observatory on Saturday, April 28th, 2007. Outside events such as kite flying, stunt kite demos, rocket launches and solar telescopes all begin at 2:00 pm. Indoor and outdoor events run 3:00-10:00 pm. Doors open at 3:00 pm.

There will be many educational attractions, lectures, telescope viewing, and activities for all ages, including Planetarium shows, LASER light shows, stunt kite flying, and a special appearance by Galileo. Visit www.claycenter.org/astro to see photos and schedule. General admission is free, but certain show tickets and some science kits must be purchased. Tickets may be purchased by credit card on-line or at the door.



Mexico



Michigan




April 21 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Kalamazoo Nature Center, Michigan

The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society will once again bring astronomy to the people by hosting a day of exciting and informative activities in conjunction with Open House Day at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on North Westnedge Ave. Admission is FREE!

The day begins with solar observing (in white light and hydrogen alpha), hands-on activities and displays in the Glen Vista Room from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and end the day with some stargazing in and around Owl Observatory (weather permitting).

For more information please visit our official Astronomy Day 2007 web site: http://www.kasonline.org/astroday.html



Minnesota



Friday, April 20th - 7pm until 11:00pm Saturday, April 21st - Noon until 11:00pm

Minnesota Astronomical Society - Ornan Observatory


Join the MAS at our Onan Observatory facility in Norwood-Young America for Astronomy Day! Events include day time and night time viewing, presentations, exhibits and more. See our website at: mnastro.org for more information.



Missouri



April 21 - 9a.m. to 3p.m. - Kansas City, MO

KCMSD Planetarium
Southwest High School
6512 Wornall Road
(816) 871-4915


At our Astronomy Day, the public is invited to take part in a variety of activities including safely viewing the Sun through a telescope, Planetarium programs, Nasa Movies, guest speakers, making sundials, moon phasers, rotating star finders, and other hands-on activities demonstrated by classroom teachers.


April 21 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm - James S. McDonnell Planetarium

St. Louis Astronomical Society


Solar viewing using both white light and H-alpha telescopes.

Indoor booths with free publications and presentations in the main lobby of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Binocular observing in the Star Bay

Beginner presentations in Mission Control starting at 12:30

12:30 - " How to buy a telescope" Speaker: Mark Jones

1:30 - Telescope Building" Speaker: Jerry Loethen

2:30 - " Introduction to Observing" Speaker: Mike Malolepszy

3:30 - " Beginning Astro-Photography" Speaker: Jim Small


 


 

Montana



April 21 - 12 noon to 5:30 - Observing: Solar 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Night time 8:00 PM (weather permitting)

Museum of the Rockies - Southwest Montana Astronomical Society


The Southwest Montana Astronomical Society (SMAS) is hosting its 12th annual Astro Fair on Astronomy Day, Saturday April 21st from 12 noon to 5:30 PM at the Museum of the Rockies.

The Fair includes a telescope gallery, and telescope workshops; kids activities; Taylor Planetarium shows; presentations on 'Astronomy on the Internet', 'Endangered Night Skies', 'Sun - Earth Connection', and 'What's Up on the Sun'. There will be both daytime solar telescope observing from 1:00 - 3:00 PM and night-sky telescope observing staring at 8:00 PM (weather permitting). For more information visit http://smasweb.org.



Nebraska

 



April 21 - 10 am to 2 pm - Scotts Bluff, NE

Monument Mall - Panhandle Astronomy Club


Members of the Panhandle Astronomy Club will be present to discuss displays, provide hands-on activities from the Night Sky Network Toolkits, and pass out brochures, flyers and other information. There will be computers running astronomical programs, telescopes and a Sky-Q Quiz available as well.



Nepal

 



New Hampshire


New Jersey

April 21 - Hackettstown, NJ - UACNJ Observatory - Jenny Jump State Forest

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey (UACNJ) will be holding its Astronomy Day on Saturday Apr. 21. Afternoon events will be held at the Northeast Branch of the Warren County Library, on Rt. 46 in Hackettstown, NJ. An evening lecture and stargazing will take place at the UACNJ Observatory in Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope, NJ. Details will be forthcoming on our web site at: www.uacnj.org

 


New Mexico



April 21 - 12 noon to 5 p.m., and 7 to 10 p.m. - Albuquerque

A coalition of astronomy clubs, museums, City of Albuquerque, University of NM


Cosmic Carnival, a free family science festival.

Daytime activities in Tiguex Park, Old Town, including hands-on science, solar observing, rocket launches, science and astronomy exhibitors from across New Mexico, educational give-aways, and free raffles.

Evening activity at University of New Mexico's Campus Observatory, Yale Blvd north of Lomas Blvd, includes telescope observing of night sky.



New York





April 21 - 5:00 PM - Custer Institute and Observatory - Southold, NY

FAMILY ASTRONOMY DAY and PORTABLE PLANETARIUM SHOWS


This annual event is intended to celebrate the science of astronomy and to help instill appreciation for what's above in young and old alike. Bring the kids and enjoy portable planetarium shows (a great and fun way to quickly become familiar with the night sky), demonstrations, and more presented by David Cohn (Tupper Planetarium Director) and Andi Pisacano. Custer-dogs and other refreshments available. Suggested Donation: $10 Custer Members, $13 Non-Members, $5 Kids/Students/Seniors, $20 Family (two adults with children).

www.CusterObservatory.org



New Zealand

 


Nevada




North Carolina


North Dakota

 


Oklahoma



April 21, 2-5 p.m. - Norman Public Library Lowry Room, Norman, OK

Star Party @ Norman North High School Athletic Complex 8-11 p.m.


At Norman Public Library: Star Lab shows, astronomy and space demos indoors and out.

At Norman North High School Athletic Complex: Star Party for all levels of learners and ages; observations using optical and radio telescopes, activities, NSN demos plus++++


 


Ohio



April 7 - Astronomy Day At Warren Rupp Observatory

Hidden Hollow, O'Possum Run Rd. Mansfield


Join us as Warren Rupp Observatory and Astronomy For Youth present Astronomy Day at the Observatory. We'll begin our exhibits at 4:00 pm and end when you're ready to go home! Observing through a telescope will be weather dependent, but our exhibits are here for you to enjoy...

Launch Your Astronomy Education! - Miss the last liftoff? Then join us as we launch model rockets and talk about the importance of space and astronomy education as Warren Rupp Observatory and Astronomy for Youth present Astronomy Day!

The Sun - Our Own Super Star! - Have you ever wanted to see what the Sun really looks like? If the weather permits we'll have views of the Sun through a variety of telescopes at different wavelengths. Our solar booth will also present information about how our Sun works and effects space weather!

Black Holes - Have you ever wondered about black holes? How do we know they are there and what makes them work? What would it be like to be pulled into a black hole and can we see it happen? Join us at the Black Hole exhibit to learn more!

Comets and Meteors - Visitors From Space! - Everyone has seen a "shooting star", but do you really know where they come from, how big they are or what they really look like? At our Comets and Meteors exhibit you will have the opportunity to look at real meteorites firsthand and touch a real visitor from outer space. Demonstrations will also include how comets are made and what causes meteor showers!

Moon Walk - Craters and More! - What's on the surface of the Moon and how did the craters form? Do they have names? How big are they and why do they look like they do? Join us at Moon Walk as we present interactive activities as to how craters formed on the Moon and how and when to observe them!

Stellar Spectra - Taste the Rainbow! - Did you know that stars give off rays of light that help us to study what they are made of, how hot they are and how far away? At our Stella Spectra exhibit, you'll learn more about star light and how scientists "see" in color!

Mars Rover - Exploring the Red Planet - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try and drive a robotic mission on another planet? Join us at our Mars Rover exhibit and try your hand at exploring new terrain!

Telescopes - Operation: Time Machine - Did you know that when you look through a telescope that you're actually looking back in time? Join us at our Telescopes exhibit as we explain how different telescopes work and how they become "time machines"!

Charting the Heavens - Have you ever seen a star chart or sky map? Does it make you wonder about what's out there and when to see it? Join us at the Charting the Heavens exhibit to learn how star charts are used a how to compare them to what you see in the night sky.

Pocket Solar System - Our solar system is a mighty big place - but just how big is it? Join us at the Pocket Solar System exhibit to learn about the distances from the Sun to the planets and take home the solar system in your own pocket!

Binoculars - The Stars Are In Your Hands! Do you have a pair of binoculars? Then you have a ticket to the Moon and the stars! Join us at the Binocular exhibit to learn how this simple piece of equipment can be used to practice astronomy!

Our Galaxy - Our Universe - Everyone knows the Milky Way, but did you know the Universe is filled with galaxies? Find out why we put telescopes into space as you view through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope and see what's out there!

Make Me Glow! - Have you ever wanted your own glow-in-the-dark poster for your room? Be sure to stop by the Make Me Glow exhibit where you can design and take home your own glow in the dark scene!

Time To Observe... - If weather and skies permit, when it's dark we'll take you on a celestial journey through the eyes of real telescopes. Explore the surface of the Moon, travel to the far away stars and find out what's out there! We can't look through the clouds, but if the night sky is clear - we're here!

We will also sponsor "Look Up For UNICEF" and all donations will be sent to the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies to aid their effort for this worthy charity.

www.wro.org


April 20-22 - Cuyahoga Valley Space Society - Cleveland

Friday, April 20 - 5:50pm powerpoint intro - 6pm 1st movie - 8:30pm intermission - 9pm 2nd movie

Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22 - 12am Planetary Radio - 2am-4am Telescopic viewing - 10:30am Breakfast - 11:30am Sun viewing - 12pm Visiting 1 out 4 locations - 4pm Let's talk stars show - 5pm 1st astronomy video and sandwiches - 6pm-2am Play the space voyage game - 7-10pm 3 Other astronomy videos - 11pm-2am 2 other astronomy videos - 2:30am Telescopic viewing


April 21 - Astronomy Day At Malabar Farms

Astronomy For Youth at Malabar Farms State Park, Lucas, OH


Join us Astronomy For Youth and Warren Rupp Observatory as we present Astronomy Day at Malabar Farms State Park. We'll begin our exhibits in the afternoon and end with observing the night sky in the Horseman's area before you're ready to go home! Observing through a telescope will be weather dependent, but our exhibits are here for you to enjoy...

Launch Your Astronomy Education! - Miss the last liftoff? Then join us as we launch model rockets and talk about the importance of space and astronomy education as Astronomy for Youth and Warren Rupp Observatory present Astronomy Day!

The Sun - Our Own Super Star! - Have you ever wanted to see what the Sun really looks like? If the weather permits we'll have views of the Sun through a variety of telescopes at different wavelengths. Our solar booth will also present information about how our Sun works and effects space weather!

Black Holes - Have you ever wondered about black holes? How do we know they are there and what makes them work? What would it be like to be pulled into a black hole and can we see it happen? Join us at the Black Hole exhibit to learn more!

Comets and Meteors - Visitors From Space! - Everyone has seen a "shooting star", but do you really know where they come from, how big they are or what they really look like? At our Comets and Meteors exhibit you will have the opportunity to look at real meteorites firsthand and touch a real visitor from outer space. Demonstrations will also include how comets are made and what causes meteor showers!

Moon Walk - Craters and More! - What's on the surface of the Moon and how did the craters form? Do they have names? How big are they and why do they look like they do? Join us at Moon Walk as we present interactive activities as to how craters formed on the Moon and how and when to observe them!

Stellar Spectra - Taste the Rainbow! - Did you know that stars give off rays of light that help us to study what they are made of, how hot they are and how far away? At our Stella Spectra exhibit, you'll learn more about star light and how scientists "see" in color!

Mars Rover - Exploring the Red Planet - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try and drive a robotic mission on another planet? Join us at our Mars Rover exhibit and try your hand at exploring new terrain!

Telescopes - Operation: Time Machine - Did you know that when you look through a telescope that you're actually looking back in time? Join us at our Telescopes exhibit as we explain how different telescopes work and how they become "time machines"!

Charting the Heavens - Have you ever seen a star chart or sky map? Does it make you wonder about what's out there and when to see it? Join us at the Charting the Heavens exhibit to learn how star charts are used a how to compare them to what you see in the night sky.

Pocket Solar System - Our solar system is a mighty big place - but just how big is it? Join us at the Pocket Solar System exhibit to learn about the distances from the Sun to the planets and take home the solar system in your own pocket!

Binoculars - The Stars Are In Your Hands! Do you have a pair of binoculars? Then you have a ticket to the Moon and the stars! Join us at the Binocular exhibit to learn how this simple piece of equipment can be used to practice astronomy!

Our Galaxy - Our Universe - Everyone knows the Milky Way, but did you know the Universe is filled with galaxies? Find out why we put telescopes into space as you view through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope and see what's out there!

Make Me Glow! - Have you ever wanted your own glow-in-the-dark poster for your room? Be sure to stop by the Make Me Glow exhibit where you can design and take home your own glow in the dark scene!

Time To Observe... - If weather and skies permit, when it's dark we'll take you on a celestial journey through the eyes of real telescopes. Join us in the Horseman's Area of Malabar Farms and travel to the far away stars and find out what's out there! We can't look through the clouds, but if the night sky is clear - we're here!

We will also sponsor "Look Up For UNICEF" and all donations will be sent to the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies to aid their effort for this worthy charity.

www.astronomyforyouth.org


 


Oregon



April 21 - Baker City, OR

Baker City Library Astronomy Day


Day viewing 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Evening viewing 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM.

In the south parking lot of the library witha nice view of the ecliptic, two programs:

Day: safely view solar activity, the Moon by day, Venus by day. Challenge: finding Mars, then Mercury.

Evening: the visible planets, Lunar views, satellite spotting, double stars.


 


 

Pennsylvania

 

April 21 - Lancaster, PA

North Museum 11 am - 4 pm &
Grundy Observatory 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


The Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County will be helping the North Museum with solar observing. Later that night they will also help with stargazing at the Grundy Observatory.

During the day, the North Museum will featuring hands-on activities recently received from Astronomy From the Ground Up. In addition, the planetarium will be offering FREE planetarium programs for the day at 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.



Peru



April 21 - Lima, Peru

For first time in Peru's history, the event will be held by a number of amateur groups, clubs and scientific institutions together.

It will take place in the Central Park at Miraflores on Saturday 21st April 2007 from 11:00 to 22:00 hours.

Featuring telescopes and equipment display. Moon and planets and observations. Lectures. Photos and graphics display. Telescopes clinic. Telescope mirror making display. Planets colouring for kids. Birthday stars. Sky-Q-Quiz. Etc. FREE ENTRANCE !


 


Puerto Rico


Rhode Island

 


Romania

April 21 - 10:45-24:00 - Astronomy Day - The Science Festival for Youth

Central part of Targoviste, Prefecturii Square - Societatea Astronomica Romana de Meteori (The Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy)


10:45, Opening Festivity

11:00-13:00, Scientifically experiments, , astrophotography and drawings exhibitions, educational materials, all inside big army tents 15:00-17:30, entertainment and astro shows (inside of Youth House)

20:00-24:00, astronomical observations using telescopes Participants expected: over 5-6000 people, especially students and young people, but not only.


 


South Africa

 


South Carolina



April 21 - 2:00pm until 11:00pm - Savannah

Tybee Island Public Pier - OAA's Astronomy Day


Astronomy Day 2007 Activities for the Savannah Area

The Oglethorpe Astronomical Association's Astronomy Day Program will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 2:00pm until 11:00pm at the Tybee Island Pavilion and Pier. There will be many free and interesting activities for the whole family, with primary focus on observing.

Telescopes will be set up from 2:00pm. During the day, the sun will be viewable safely in both white light and hydrogen alpha wavelengths, showing not only sun spots but also solar prominences in the sun's corona. Telescopes will also show Venus, the moon and Saturn or Mars during the day. There will be a scale model of our solar system starting under the Pavilion and stretching down the beach. See just how vast and empty space really is!

In conjunction with this program, Oatland Island Education Center will host shows every hour on the half hour from 10:30am until 3:30pm in their new, portable planetarium facility. Regular $3 admission to OEIC is required. OEIC's telephone number is 898-3980.

A celestial coloring contest for kids K through 5th grade will be judged by the Tybee Arts Association with prizes from Orion Telescopes. Winners will be announced at 6:00pm.

If you have wanted to own a telescope but don't know how to select one, several telescopes will be on display with knowledgeable guides to assist in your choices. If you own a telescope but have had difficulties, you are welcome to bring it to the pier for some individualized assistance. Some telescopes require set up and adjustments that may be confusing but are not difficult. A little help can make your telescope much easier to enjoy.

After sunset, there will be many celestial objects to observe. Telescopes from 70mm to 12.5" in diameter will show the craters of our moon and the rings of Saturn and its moons. Star clusters, double stars, nebulae and other items will be seen in various scopes and guides from OAA will point out various constellations and answer questions.

Join us for a close up view of many celestial objects and learn about telescopes while enjoying a day at the beach. Note that observing activities may be limited by weather conditions!

About Oglethorpe Astronomical Association:

Continuously active for over 35 years, OAA is Savannah's non-profit society for all those interested in astronomy and space science. OAA members range in experience from those just getting started in observing to active researchers in space science. Everyone with an interest in astronomy or meteorology is welcomed! OAA is a Member Society of the Astronomical League. Learn more at www.savannahastronomy.org.



 

South Dakota

April 21 - 10:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Outdoor Campus at Sertoma Park 49th and Oxbow Avenue, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Sioux Empire Astronomy Club and Sertoma Park Outdoor Campus


Sioux Empire Astronomy Club and Sertoma Park Outdoor Campus will be hosting Astronomy Day on Saturday April 21, 2007 from 10:00am till 4:30pm. Sioux Empire Astronomy Club will have a booth set up at Sertoma Park along with other astronomy activites. We will also offer basic telescope techniques.Telescope Display Solar Scope

Activities:

Sioux Empire Astronomy Club and Washinton Pavilion will be hosting Public Star Party Friday April 6, 2007 Skywatch starts Dusk, Weather Permitting

Bringing Astronomy To You!



Tennessee



April 21 - 2pm central time till park closing at approximately 10pm - Goodlettsville

Cumberland Astronomical Society


We are holding our Spring Astronomy Day event at beautiful Moss Wright Park in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

www.CumberlandAstronomicalSociety.org



Texas



Tuesday April 10 and Tuesday April 17 - Brownsville

South Texas AstRonomical Society


Since I will be in Houston for some professional development on the 21 I am using a special night at the Brownsville Public Library and its branch to present telescope viewing as well as the Starlab Planetarium program to focus on Astronomy Day. At the present time there are only two of us actively sharing astronomy here.


April 21 - 3:00 P.M. solar viewing - Sunset Night viewing until 11:00 P.M.

The Astronomical Society of North Texas - Binkley Park - Sherman


The Astronomical Society of North Texas will be setting the telescopes at Binkley Park in Sherman Texas.

The event is FREE and the public is welcome to attend.

ASNT - http://www.ntxastro.org


April 21 - 10 am to 10 pm - Brazosport Planetarium

Brazosport Astronomy Club - Astronomy Day 2007


Safe Solar viewing by day, stars, galaxies and nebulae by night! Free planetarium shows, hands on demonstrations, tax free sales at the planetarium store!




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Washington



April 20-21 - Harborview Park - Everett Public Library

Everett Astronomical Society


Friday April 20th dusk to 11:30pm - Harborview Park

Saturday April 21st 10:00am-5:30pm - Everett Library

Saturday April 21st dusk to 11:30pm - Harborview Park

Astronomy Day at the Everett Public Library (main branch) auditorium Sat 10-5:30 Satuday; Astronomy Day star party at Harborview Park dusk to 11:30 pm Friday April 20 and Saturday April 21. Displays, videos, solar observing, night-time star party observations of planets Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter, and bright evening star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.


 


West Virginia

 

April 21 - 3:00 PM -11:00 PM - White Sulphur Springs

Greenbrier Valley Astronomy Association


The Greenbrier Valley Astronomy Association (GVAA) will host Astronomy Day activities on the Elmwood Avenue side of the White Sulphur Springs Elementary School campus. Beginning at 3:00 PM, GVAA members will have solar telescopes set up to allow the public to safely view the nearest star to Earth, our Sun. Solar viewing will be available until sunset, when telescopes will be turned to the Moon, Saturn, the Great Nebula in Orion, the Beehive Cluster, and other celestial delights. Free handouts on getting started with astronomy and on minimizing light pollution will be available.



 

Wisconsin



April 21 - 1 PM to 10PM

Kohler-Andre State Park, Sheboygan


Plymouth Star Garzers and The Sheboygan Astronomical Society presents Astronomy Day. Events include Telescope work shop - Solar observing - Kid's Hands on activities - night observing - 1000 yard walk and more!


April 21 - 2PM CDT - 5PMCDT and 7PM CDT - 11PM CDT

Racine Astronomical Society


More info and directions can be found at: www.rasastro.org.

The observatory grounds will be open from 2PM CDT - 5PM CDT for solar observing and from 7PM CDT - 11PM CDT for Lunar, planetary, and deep-sky observing.


April 21- 2:00pm - 11:00pm - Belgium, WI

Northern Cross Science Foundation


A full-day of activities including solar observing, walks through a scale model of the solar system, lectures, tours of the new Plunkett Observatory, and telescope workshops. After nightfall, enjoy the Binocular Tour of the Universe, and views through various instruments including the new 20" Panarusky Telescope.


 


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