• 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)

    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
    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 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