• 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.
    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.

    https://www.fi.edu/psf/programs/citywide-star-party

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Various - see link Philadelphia , PA
    United States
    Pennsylvania 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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Bowie Nature Park
    7211 Bowie Lake Road
    37062 Fairview , TN
    United States
    Tennessee 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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Eagle Lake Observatory
    10775 County Road 33 Baylor Regional Park
    55397-9406 Norwood Young America , MN
    United States
    Minnesota 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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Grandin Village
    1301 Grandin Road Southwest
    24015 Roanoke , VA
    United States
    Virginia 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
    the museum

    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 Interns

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    miSci-Museum of Innovation and Science
    15 Nott Terrace Heights
    12308 Schenectady , NY
    United States
    New 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.
    Events include:

    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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Museum of Arts & Sciences
    4182 Forsyth Road
    31210 Macon , GA
    United States
    Georgia 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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    The Children's Museum
    950 Trout Brook Drive
    06119 West Hartford
    United States
    US

  • 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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Patterson Observatory
    1140 N. Colombo Avenue
    85635 Sierra Vista , AZ
    United States
    Arizona US

  • 2018-04-21 11:00 to 13:00
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    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/

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
    645 NW Monroe Avenue
    97330 Corvallis , OR
    United States
    Oregon US

  • 2018-04-21 12:00 to 16:00

    Astronomy demonstrations, solar observing weather permitting.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
    2600 Deweese Parkway
    45414 Dayton , OH
    United States
    Ohio 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 cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Cozby Library and Community Commons
    177 N. Heartz Rd.
    75019 Coppell , TX
    United States
    Texas 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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Highland Road Park Observatory
    13800 Highland Road
    70810 Baton Rouge , LA
    United States
    Louisiana 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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Insperity Observatory
    2505 S. Houston Avenue
    77396 Humble , TX
    United States
    Texas 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, IL

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Harper College, Building Z
    Algonquin Road entrance
    Palatine , IL
    United States
    Illinois US

  • 2018-04-21 18:00

    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/

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center
    3455 Anna Ruby Falls Rd.
    30545 Helen , GA
    United States
    Georgia 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 jmorales@cityofwildomar.org
    Or https::/www.facebook.com/TemeculaValleyAstronomers/

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Marna O'Brien Park
    20505 Palomar Street
    92595 Wildomar , CA
    United States
    California 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.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Wagamn Observatory, Russellton, PA
    225 Kurn Road Frazer Twp
    15084 Tarentum , PA
    United States
    Pennsylvania 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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Valley Forge National Historic Park PA
    United States
    Pennsylvania 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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Brandi Fenton Park
    3482 E. River Road
    85718 Tucson , AZ
    United States
    Arizona US

  • 2018-04-22 11:00 to 16:00

    Activities, talks, displays, and demonstrations for all ages. Free admission and free parking

    http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/open-house/open-house.shtml

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    University of Hawai’i Institute for Astronomy
    2680 Woodlawn Drive
    96822 Manoa , HI
    United States
    Hawaii US

  • 2018-04-22 11:00 to 16:00

    Activities, talks, displays, and demonstrations for all ages.

    http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/open-house/open-house.shtml

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Unversity of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy
    2680 Woodlawn Drive
    96822 Manoa , HI
    United States
    Hawaii 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.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Science Museum of Virginia
    2500 West Broad St.
    23220 Richmond , VA
    United States
    Virginia US