• 2017-04-21 (All day)

    The Popular Astronomy Club and the Putnam Museum & Science Center, Davenport, Iowa have partnered for Astronomy Day on Friday April 21, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm. See meteorites and an actual Moon Rock on loan from NASA. We'll have displays including information on the total solar eclipse. Our "chefs" will be on hand to "cook up" some comets and don't miss a stop at the Weight Station to see what you weigh on different planets! There will be indoor planetarium shows and solar observing in the afternoon and night sky observing that evening (weather permitting). There will also be childrens' crafts and free literature.

    7:00 pm - Special Program - Dr. Paul Sipiera, President & CEO of The Planetary Studies Foundation, Galena, Illinois "How And Where To View The Great American Total Solar Eclipse". Dr. Sipiera is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Astronomy at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Il. At the present time he also serves as Director of the PSF Earth & Space Science Museum in Elizabeth, Illinois.

    Join us for this educational and family friendly celebration of Astronomy!

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Putnam Museum & Science Center
    1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA 52804 Davenport, IA 52804
    52804 Davenport , IA
    United States
    Iowa US

  • 2017-04-29 (All day)

    The Midland's Astronomy Club and the local library system will be at the Sparkleberry Country Fair promoting Astronomy Day, all things astronomy related, future events and programs with the club and library, and of course, because we are in the path of totality, we will have solar telescopes and all the eclipse information you can wish for.

    The Sparkleberry Country Fair is held at Clemson University
, Sandhill Research & 
Education Center
 at 900 Clemson Road
, Columbia, South Carolina 29229.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Sparkleberry Country Fair
    900 Clemson Rd
    29229 Columbia , SC
    United States
    South Carolina US

  • 2017-04-29 (All day)

    Solar observing, activities, lectures and night sky observing.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Robert Ferguson Observatory
    Sugarloaf State Ridge Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd.
    9545 Kenwood , CA
    United States
    California US

  • 2017-04-29 (All day)
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    Astronomy Day at the North Museum
    April 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

    For more information please visit https://northmuseum.org

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    North Museum of Nature and Science
    400 Colllege Avenue
    17603 Lancaster , PA
    United States
    Pennsylvania US

  • 2017-04-29 10:00 to 13:00

    Grand Teton National Park's Junior Ranger Day will be focused on dark skies, the upcoming total solar eclipse, and other astronomical fun! This free, family-friendly event will have fun and educational activities for all ages and a kids can earn a Junior Ranger badge. Details are still in the works, watch social media or email GRTE_Education@nps.gov for more information.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
    Teton Park Road
    83012 Moose , WY
    United States
    Wyoming US

  • 2017-04-29 10:00 to 16:00

    The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society will once again bring astronomy to the people by hosting a day of exciting and informative activities at Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Texas Township Campus and the Kalamazoo Nature Center. This free event, aimed at the general public, including families with school age children, is intended to widen knowledge and appreciation of science, particularly of astronomy.

    Astronomy Day 2017's theme is the Great American Eclipse. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States from coast to coast. It will give tens of millions of people in a 70-mile-wide, 2,500-mile-long path from Oregon to South Carolina a chance to see the spectacular solar corona, a sight hidden from view except during totality. The continental United States is the only land mass along the eclipse path. Occurring during the summer vacation season, this eclipse holds the potential to be seen by more people than any other event of its kind in history.

    This year we are pleased to feature presentations by the esteemed author and astronomer Dr. Tyler Nordgren, and world-renowned eclipse chasers Jay Anderson and Fred Espenak.

    KVCC will host our daytime activities from 10am - 4pm. These include a solar star party, educational and informative displays, hands-on activities, an Eclipse Photography Workshop lead by Fred Espenak, and eclipse talks for children by Patricia Totten Espenak and Mike Sinclair. The KAS will also have Eclipse Shades available for purchase, so you can safely view the eclipse on August 21st.

    Astronomy Day concludes with an observing session for the public at the Kalamazoo Nature Center starting at 8pm. Please be sure to visit our special Astronomy Day website for complete details: http://astroday.kasonline.org/

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College
    6767 West O Ave.
    49003 Kalamazoo , MI
    United States
    Michigan US

  • 2017-04-29 10:00 to 16:30

    The EAS will be at the Everett Public Library Evergreen Branch location all day Saturday April 29th (10:00 – 4:30) with exhibits (such as a hands-on meteorite display), telescopes and imaging equipment, solar observing, and other media collections.

    The Everett Astronomical Society (EAS) will have Astronomy Day presentations and activities at the Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library, on Saturday April 29th , from 10:00 AM until 4:45 PM.
    All activities are free and open to the public at no charge.
    These will be on display in the Evergreen Branch Library meeting room on Saturday:
    - Astronomical images, many by local amateurs
    - Telescopes of multiple types, astronomy binoculars, solar observing scopes, astro-imaging equipment
    - Slide shows, various astronomical telescopes, computer and internet astronomy, books, photographs, posters, hand-on activities
    - Local amateur astronomers are on hand to answer questions and describe astronomical observing and digital imaging techniques.
    - Solar telescopes to view sun spots and solar prominence viewing with specialized hydrogen-alpha telescopes from sidewalk outside the exhibits.
    - Attendees can pick up free copies of detailed sky maps showing the night sky objects, and handouts about getting started in astronomy.
    - Learn about further sky-gazing and other activities conducted by the Everett Astronomical Society and other astronomy organizations in the northwest throughout the coming year.

    Evergreen Branch of Everett Library
    9512 Evergreen Way
    Everett, WA 98204

    Contact Everett Public Library http://www.epls.org/
    Phone - 425-257-8250 or 425-257-8260

    Evergreen Branch Library Map - https://www.epls.org/154/Directions-and-Hours

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Everett Public Library - Evergreen Branch
    9512 Evergreen Way
    98204 Everett , WA
    United States
    Washington US

  • 2017-04-29 11:00 to 2017-04-30 00:00

    Free solar viewing and space/astronomy make-and-take activities ($1/person) from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Free, nighttime star party (telescope viewing) in the observatory from 9:00 PM to midnight, weather permitting. Planetarium shows at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 7:00, and 8:00 PM (Adults: $6, seniors: $5, children/students: $4).

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Herrett Center for Arts & Science
    410 North College Road
    83301 Twin Falls , ID
    United States
    Idaho US

  • 2017-04-29 12:00 to 15:00

    A family-friendly event with activities and displays for all ages. The event will have lectures, planetarium shows, astronomy related exhibits hands-on science materials, planet walk, telescope making, and more, Visitors can view the sun in safe solar filtered telescopes. Children can make a star wheel and learn about science in a special hands-on science exhibit and science demonstration area or attend a planetarium show. Local amateur astronomers will be on hand to explain exhibits and answer questions.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Madelyn Helling library
    980 Helling Way,
    95959 Nevada City , CA
    United States
    California US

  • 2017-04-29 15:00 to 23:00

    The Highland Road Park Observatory will have its eleventh consecutive IAD celebration on Saturday 29 April. HRPO is at 13800 Highland Road and the event lasts from 3pm to 11pm. Visitors will include the Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Baton Rouge Zoo, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Civil Air Patrol, East Baton Rouge Parish Library and LIGO Livingston. There will also be a raffle of over $700 of astronomical equipment. The entire schedule of programs and viewing is at http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/astronomy_day.html. One can also call (225) 768-9948. HRPO is brought to the public by BREC, LSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

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

  • 2017-04-29 20:30 to 22:30

    Public viewing at the WKU observatory on top of Thompson Central --
    Hilltopper Astronomy Club

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Western Kentucky University -- TCCW
    State Street
    42101 Bowling Green , KY
    United States
    Kentucky US

  • 2017-04-29 20:30 to 22:30

    This Star Party will be in conjunction with the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club Novice Session.



    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Lake Hefner Windsurfer's Point
    Old Lakeshore Dr
    73132 Oklahoma City , OK
    United States
    Oklahoma US

  • 2017-05-13 (All day)

    The Children's Museum in West Hartford Connecticut celebrates National Astronomy Day on Saturday May 13, 2017 with a theme of "Over the Moon!"

    Throughout the day, visitors are invited to participate in hands-on moon-related activities and learn about nocturnal animals in the museum's Wildlife Sanctuary. Weather permitting, solar viewing will be presented by Dr. Dawson (astronomer, Western Connecticut State University) in the Museum's outdoor courtyard. A special selection of moon-related planetarium shows will be presented in the Gengras Planetarium plus a live tour of the night sky that includes information about the August 2017 eclipse

    The highlight of the day is a special program called "Moon Rocks Live!" that will be presented by elementary-school students from the CREC Discovery Academy of Wethersfield, Connecticut. After this live presentation, visitors are invited to touch real moon rocks and meteorites!

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

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