Organized by the Franklin Institute with help of volunteers of the FI as well as area astronomy clubs. Over 25 sites through the city of Philadelphia.
People all across the Delaware Valley turn their eyes to the skies for a one-night-only citywide celebration of the cosmos! Join your friends and neighbors to stare at the stars, contemplate the constellations, and be amazed by astronomy—right in your own backyard. Local astronomers will bring dozens of telescopes to 20+ stargazing sites across the region to educate and inspire us all to better understand our universe.
2018-04-20 18:30 to 22:00
Organized by the Franklin Institute with help of volunteers of the FI as well as area astronomy clubs. Over 25 sites through the city of Philadelphia.Various - see link Philadelphia , PAUnited StatesPennsylvania US
2018-04-20 20:30 to 22:30
Free Public Star Party at Bowie Nature Park in Fairview, Tennessee. 8:30pm - 10:30 pm on Friday, April 20, hosted by Bowie Nature Park and the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society (BSAS). BSAS members bring and set up telescopes for everyone to enjoy the view, point out seasonal constellations and answer questions. Come on out and enjoy an evening of stargazing! This event is weather permitting, so check out our website (http://www.bsasnashville.com) or facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/bsasnashville) in the afternoon if the weather is questionable.Bowie Nature Park7211 Bowie Lake Road37062 Fairview , TNUnited StatesTennessee US
2018-04-21 (All day)
This free public event will begin at 1 PM and last into the evening. There will be speakers in the afternoon as well as viewing through our solar telescopes (weather permitting). There will be another speaker after supper with door prizes awarded afterward. Viewing through our telescopes will continue into the evening or if the skies are cloudy we will have another speaker. The day is scheduled to end at 10 PM but if the skies are clear we will remain as long as the public wants to look through our telescopes.Eagle Lake Observatory10775 County Road 33 Baylor Regional Park55397-9406 Norwood Young America , MNUnited StatesMinnesota US
2018-04-21 (All day)
Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society commemorates Astronomy Day with a booth at the city's Earth Day celebration. Members will demonstrate various telescopes while explaining the basics of astronomy. Our outreach coordinators will conduct several teaching activities using the Night Sky Network astronomy outreach kits and other materials. Visitors will be offered various materials to include sky maps, NASA publications, back issues of Sky and Telescope magazine and other handout material received from the Astronomical League.Grandin Village1301 Grandin Road Southwest24015 Roanoke , VAUnited StatesVirginia US
2018-04-21 (All day)
Come see our collection of meteorites, participate in hands-on activities, and join a star party at 8pm with the Rising Stars interns!
Cost: Admission to miSci ($10.50 adult, $7.50 child age 3-12, $9 senior 65+), Free for miSci members. Some activities require an extra fee. See schedule below!
11am - 12pm: Schenectady Meteorite Show and Tell with
Chris Hunter, miSci VP of Collections
11am - 7pm: Hands on activities for kids of all ages throughout
1pm - 3pm: Solar observing (weather permitting)
3pm - 4pm: Challenger Adventure (extra fee)
4pm - 5:30pm: Touch a meteorite with Dr. Valerie Rapson
7pm - 8pm: Public meteorite talk with Union College
Professor Heather Watson
8pm - 9pm: Night sky observing with the Rising Star InternsmiSci-Museum of Innovation and Science15 Nott Terrace Heights12308 Schenectady , NYUnited StatesNew York US
2018-04-21 (All day)
Interstellar Saturday, April 21st, from 1 pm to 5 pm - includes children’s activities related to astronomy.
Weather permitting, Safe Sun Observation through telescope.
1) Telescope Clinic from 1 pm to 4 pm. Bring your telescope to MAS and experts will show you how to best use them and how to tune them for best performance.
2) Special Planetarium presentation at 2 pm to 2:45 pm:
“The Upcoming Sky Extravaganza” by Astronomer/Science Writer Philip Groce
A personal tour of the upcoming sky events of 2018, including the close opposition of Mars and the parade of planets.
A few lucky ticket holders will win Astronomy related prizes.
3) Special Planetarium Presentation at 4 pm to 4:45 pm:
“Death By Universe and Other Happy Thoughts of a Sky Observer” by Astronomer/Science Writer Philip Groce
Why Observing the Universe is important and how Astronomy affects our everyday lives.
A few lucky ticket holders will win Astronomy related prizes.Museum of Arts & Sciences4182 Forsyth Road31210 Macon , GAUnited StatesGeorgia US
2018-04-21 09:00 to 16:00
The Children’s Museum in West Hartford, CT celebrates Astronomy Day 2018 on Saturday, April 21 with a “Space Game of Discovery.” Families and children will learn about Earth and space concepts, using a game board and participating in fun hands-on NASA-related Explore Science activity stations. A special planetarium schedule will be presented during the day. Weather permitting, safe solar viewing of the Sun will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet your favorite characters from Guardians of the Galaxy from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.!
With the exception of planetarium shows, all Astronomy Day activities are included with general admission and member admittance on Astronomy Day. Museum hours on Astronomy Day are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Children’s Museum is $14.75 for adults, $13.75 for seniors (63+), $13.75 for children (2-12) and free for children under age 2.The Children's Museum950 Trout Brook Drive06119 West HartfordUnited StatesUS
2018-04-21 10:00 to 14:00
Huachuca Astronomy Club Astronomy Day event at the Patterson Observatory in conjunction with the University of Arizona, South "Family Day". We will have solar viewing, solar science talks, meteorite talks, and a model solar system that attendees can walk.Patterson Observatory1140 N. Colombo Avenue85635 Sierra Vista , AZUnited StatesArizona US
2018-04-21 11:00 to 13:00,
The Heart of the Valley Astronomers will have their telescopes and binoculars set up for solar viewing on the patio of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PDT. They will also have information about the upcoming close approach of Mars and other very cool astronomical tidbits. See https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/astronomy-2018/Corvallis-Benton County Public Library645 NW Monroe Avenue97330 Corvallis , ORUnited StatesOregon US
2018-04-21 12:00 to 16:00
Astronomy demonstrations, solar observing weather permitting.Boonshoft Museum of Discovery2600 Deweese Parkway45414 Dayton , OHUnited StatesOhio US
2018-04-21 14:00 to 16:00
Celebrate Astronomy Day at the Cozby Library on Saturday, April 21st, 2:00-4:00 PM. The Perot Tech Truck will be at the library for hands-on astronomy and science activities.
This program is for all ages. For more information please stop by the Information Desk, call 972-304-3658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Cozby Library and Community Commons177 N. Heartz Rd.75019 Coppell , TXUnited StatesTexas US
2018-04-21 14:00 to 22:00
Our twelfth consecutive year! Exhibits and demonstrations from the Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club, Baton Rouge Gem and Mineral Society, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, EBR Metropolitan Airport, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, LIGO, the St. George Fire Protection District and many more! Homemade comet exercise and face painting. Over $700 in astronomical equipment and materials will be raffled. Flying demo from the Red Stick R/C Club. A dry slide, spacewalk and hamster balls for the kids! Author Lisa Calhoun will promote her book "Superflare". Weather permitting a Renaissance Sundial will be displayed; also viewing of the Sun, the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, the Beehive Cluster and (possibly) Omega Centauri. A live remote from 100.7 FM "The Tiger" and live music from Celtic band Kitchen Session. The Adventure Quest game will allow kids to earn neat prizes. Join us from 3pm to 11pm Central Daylight Time.Highland Road Park Observatory13800 Highland Road70810 Baton Rouge , LAUnited StatesLouisiana US
2018-04-21 15:00 to 22:00
First Annual Spring Astronomy Day at the Insperity Observatory in Humble, TX, just north of Houston.
Operating three pier-mounted telescopes in the observatory, deck scopes, solar observing, green laser tour, outdoor talks, indoor presentations, a Houston All Clubs table for membership info, food trucks and more!
Check www.humbleisd.net/observatory/ for the latest.Insperity Observatory2505 S. Houston Avenue77396 Humble , TXUnited StatesTexas US
2018-04-21 17:30 to 20:30
Northwest Suburban Astronomers and Harper College present: ASTRONOMY DAY on April 21, 2018
Many actives for all ages including: telescopes on display, astronomy lectures by Harper faculty and NSA club members,
Solar and deep sky observing opportunities using the Harper campy observatory and NSA club members’ telescopes,
hands-on actives, display, photographs, and projects for children.
More information may be found at: www.nsaclub.org
Come join us starting at 5:30pm.
Harper College, Building Z
Algonquin Road entrance
Palatine, ILHarper College, Building ZAlgonquin Road entrancePalatine , ILUnited StatesIllinois US
Make plans to join us for SOLAR DAY on Saturday April 21 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. The Charlie Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club will be on hand to give you a glimpse of the sun like you’ve never seen before! Look through telescopes specifically made for safely observing the sun. We’ll discuss telescope use, the daytime sky and the safe way to view our closest star. Call (706) 878-1448 for more info or directions. $3 per person entrance fee to the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest recreation area, 16 and under FREE For more information see https://cfaia.org/anna-ruby-falls-recreation-area-visitor-center-in-geor... and https://www.facebook.com/events/1608423395944348/Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center3455 Anna Ruby Falls Rd.30545 Helen , GAUnited StatesGeorgia US
2018-04-21 18:00 to 21:00
Presentations on basic Astronomy and a What's Up, including a raffle if two starter telescopes and two binoculars. Following will be viewing through telescopes and binoculars...
For more information, contact:
Janet Morales at email@example.com
Or https::/www.facebook.com/TemeculaValleyAstronomers/Marna O'Brien Park20505 Palomar Street92595 Wildomar , CAUnited StatesCalifornia US
2018-04-21 19:00 to 23:45
Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Offering Public Education Programs Since 1929
Contact Persons (media only)
Tom Reiland H: 412-487-8326 O: 724-224-2510
As always during our events, we offer on-site or telephone
interviews, remote broadcast and filming opportunities to the
media. Please contact Tom Reiland for scheduling. Thank you
for your assistance with our educational programs.
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GLENSHAW, Pa. (April 2, 2018) – Come see the evening planet, Venus. Catch one last glimpse of the Great Orion Nebula. It is all part of the show during the April Star Parties at Wagman Observatory sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh.
View the night sky with the Moon one to two days before First Quarter. Observe the Spring Constellations. This event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21 starting at 8:05 PM EDT.
The Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory is located in Deer Lakes Regional Park, Frazer Township, Pa., near the village of Russellton in northeastern Allegheny County and some 18 miles from Pittsburgh.
This is an opportunity for amateur astronomers, students and the general public to observe the wonders of the Spring sky such as the galaxies in the Coma-Virgo Cluster, planetary nebulae and star clusters.
Did you get a telescope recently and don't know how to use it? Bring it along and members of the AAAP will help!
Looking to buy a telescope, accessories, star charts and books? Wagman Observatory is the place to start. We'll have free handouts, guides and booklets to point visitors in the right direction.
The Star Parties will be held WEATHER PERMITTING. The public should call 724-224-2510 for more information.
For Media use only contact Tom Reiland at home 412-487-8326 in the evening.
For more information check out our web page at: 3ap.org
The members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh invite the public to Nicholas E Wagman Observatory. More than 66,000 people have visited the Observatory since its opening in 1987.
Admission is free, though we gladly accept donations to cover the cost of operation. To reach Wagman Observatory, follow the Orange Belt (accessible from Routes 8 and 28) to Deer Lakes Park, near Russellton. Follow the road through the Park for 1.2 miles and turn left on to the Observatory grounds. Please use parking lights only when you drive through the gate.
For additional directions or to check on the weather conditions, please call the observatory at 724-224-2510. If you get our voice mail or a busy signal, keep trying. We receive many calls for information just before and during the star parties.Wagamn Observatory, Russellton, PA225 Kurn Road Frazer Twp15084 Tarentum , PAUnited StatesPennsylvania US
2018-04-21 20:00 to 23:00
The Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers hosts a public star party at the Model Airplane Field in Valley Forge National Historic Park. Telescopes will be set up for all to see the Moon, planets and other celestial objects, weather permitting.Valley Forge National Historic Park PAUnited StatesPennsylvania US
2018-04-22 03:00 to 09:00
On Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 3-9 p.m., The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (TAAA) will host a free Family Astronomy Day Festival at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road (River & Alvernon). TAAA will have solar telescopes during the day, plus astronomy exhibits and activities for kids from TAAA, Tucson L5 Space Society, UA Lunar & Planetary Lab, UA Tree Ring Lab, and OSIRIS-Rex Mission. In the evening, telescopes will be available for viewing the Moon and Planets, plus Star Clusters, Nebulae, and other deep sky celestial wonders. Help available for people with personal telescopes. Door Prizes at dusk, and Night Sky Presentation at 8 P.M. For additional information, see the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association website: tucsonastronomy.org. Also, follow the event on Facebook: Facebook.com/TucsonAstronomy.Brandi Fenton Park3482 E. River Road85718 Tucson , AZUnited StatesArizona US
2018-04-22 11:00 to 16:00
Activities, talks, displays, and demonstrations for all ages. Free admission and free parkingUniversity of Hawai’i Institute for Astronomy2680 Woodlawn Drive96822 Manoa , HIUnited StatesHawaii US
2018-04-22 11:00 to 16:00
Activities, talks, displays, and demonstrations for all ages.Unversity of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy2680 Woodlawn Drive96822 Manoa , HIUnited StatesHawaii US
2018-04-22 12:00 to 17:00
The Richmond Astronomical Society and the Science Museum of Virginia will host Astronomy Day activities outside on the Museum's lawn and just inside the main entrance. Activities will include safe solar viewing, water rocket launching, a meteorite collection display, telescope demonstration, video imaging demonstration, dark sky information, and indoor air rockets.Science Museum of Virginia2500 West Broad St.23220 Richmond , VAUnited StatesVirginia US