• 2016-04-09
    16:00 to 17:30

    Discover the wonder & excitement of the night sky
    • Attend a Public Planetarium Show @ Wheelock’s Starlab Planetarium
    • Wolf Room: 4:30pm & 5pm

    Learn about our Solar System from Wheelock Students
    • Visit the astronomy table & posters to collect prizes
    • Earl Center 4-5:30pm

    Explore our Solar System in a walk from the Earl Center to the Wolf Room

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Wheelock College
    200 Riverway
    02215 Boston , MA
    United States
    Massachusetts US

  • 2016-04-16
    13:00 to 21:30

    The Barrington Recreation Department and The Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) are co-hosting a FREE day of family fun, education and amazement on Saturday, April 16, 2016, weather permitting.
    At 1:00PM until 5:30 PM, about a dozen telescopes specially filtered to allow views of our own star—The Sun—will be set up on the Barrington Town Hall Lawn that borders County Road (RI Route 114). Children accompanied by their parents are welcome to safely view the sun, observing sunspots as well as solar flares and prominences that can extend half a million miles into space. The Moon with amazing craters, mountains and lava basins, will be also be viewed throughout the afternoon and well into the evening. Daylight viewing of the planet Venus will be attempted by some of the telescopes.

    Later, at about 7:30PM, as night falls, more than twenty large telescopes will permit public viewing; Venus will be visible for evening viewing in the western sky. The moon will also be prime for viewing. Jupiter, with its cloud bands and its moons will also be visible overhead from the Town Hall lawn. If conditions allow, some telescopes will be viewing deep space objects such as a star clusters such as the "Beehive" (AKA M44), brighter nebulae, such as The great Orion Nebula or a distant galaxy such as the Andromeda Galaxy. Many other objects may be visible depending on sky conditions.

    Barrington’s Astronomy Day has grown in recent years and is probably Rhode Island’s largest ongoing astronomy event. Previous Astronomy Days drew more than 200 daytime visitors and over 1,000 at night. The public is reminded that this is a weather-dependent event and there is no rain date. If it is partly cloudy the event will go on. If it is overcast, or raining, it will not. The public is invited to go to ASSNE’s webpage http://www.assne.org to see if the event has been cancelled. A cancellation notice should appear shortly after noon.

    The Astronomical Society of Southern New England is a non-profit association of amateur astronomers who serve Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts with educational outreach programs at schools and local venues as well as public viewing, including Waterfire Providence and operating the observatory at UMass Dartmouth for public nights. The ASSNE motto is: “To Educate and Inspire.”

    For more information about The Astronomical Society of Southern New England, check online at http://www.assne.org/.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Barrington Town Hall Lawn
    283 County Road
    02806 Barrington , RI
    United States
    Rhode Island US

  • 2016-04-23 (All day)

    Astronomy Day
    Saturday, April 23, 2016
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Please join the Popular Astronomy Club at the Moline Public Library for an afternoon of Astronomy. Star Lab indoor planetarium shows, Moon Rocks collected during Apollo missions, displays and demonstrations will be offered. Special guest, Dr. Paul Sipiera, Planetary Studies Foundation, Earth and Space Science Museum, Elizabeth, Illinois, will present a program "Asteroids and Meteorites: Their Impact on Earth" at 3:00 pm and will bring some of his extensive collection of meteorites to display. Crafts, door prizes, and refreshments available. Outside we will have safe solar observing (weather permitting). Please join us for this family friendly Celebration of Astronomy!

    Price: Free

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Moline Public Library
    3210 41st. St.
    61265 Moline , IL
    United States
    Illinois US

  • 2016-04-30 (All day)

    The 15th Annual AstroDay is coming to Hilo’s Prince Kuhio Plaza on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Dozens of science and cultural organizations from around Hawaiʻi Island will engage participants with fun, educational activities. Entertainment by local performers will run throughout the day. For updates on the event, go to http://www.mkaoc.org/programming/astroday or Instagram (@hawaiiastroday).

    Highlights include Starlab--a portable planetarium provided by Gemini Observatory, solar viewing by experienced science guides, and many other hands-on activities. Colorful and informative material will be available as well as displays from diverse organizations.

    AstroDay also sponsors the 2016 Maunakea Coin Contest, a design competition that is open to all Hawaiʻi Island students prior to the event. The purpose of the contest is to promote awareness of the relationships between the science of modern astronomy and Hawaiian culture. Several category winners are chosen for the coin contest, but the overall selection is awarded as the official design of AstroDay 2016. The 2016 Coin Contest winners will be announced at the opening ceremony of the AstroDay program starting at 10AM. The design is then minted into a collectorʻs coin, available at AstroDay, as well as becoming the event logo for the following yearʻs AstroDay branding. See http://mkaoc.org/coin/2016 for more information and entry forms.

    AstroDay is an annual event sponsored by the Maunakea Astronomy Outreach Committee (MKAOC). MKAOC is a partnership of scientists, administrators and educators in astronomy throughout the state of Hawaiʻi. The mission of MKAOC is to coordinate and organize the collective outreach efforts of the astronomy community and act as a forum for the astronomy community and related organizations to plan and coordinate outreach activities.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Prince Kuhio Plaza
    111 East Puainako St.
    96720 Hilo , HI
    United States
    Hawaii US

  • 2016-04-30
    11:00 to 16:00

    Astronomy Day at the BMoS
    2016-04-30
    11:00 to 16:00

    The Buffalo Museum of Science (BMS) and Buffalo Astronomical Association
    (BAA) invite the families and science enthusiasts to celebrate International
    Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the
    museum (1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo). The museum opens at 10:00 a.m.
    The BAA will give visitors of all ages a chance to connect with the universe
    around them through talks, demonstrations and activities hosted by the
    BAA’s experienced observers. Learn how a telescope works and how to use it
    to explore the night sky. For those considering the purchase of a telescope,
    BAA members will also provide pointers to pick the perfect telescope for your
    needs – or even teach you how to make one yourself!
    Participants may also observe the wonders of distant planets and galaxies
    through astro photographs taken by BAA members from their own backyards.
    The BMS will open its rooftop (weather permitting) for the BAA to provide
    solar telescope demonstrations so that guests may get a first-hand look at
    the amazing dynamics of our neighborhood star - the sun!
    Astronomy activities are included with general museum admission years of age.

    Learn more at www.sciencebuff.org or http://buffaloastronomy.com/.
    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    The Buffalo Museum of Science
    1020 Humboldt Parkway
    14211 Buffalo , NY
    United States
    See map: Google Maps
    New York US

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Buffalo Museum of Science
    1020 humbolts Pkwy
    14211 Buffalo , NY
    United States
    New York US

  • 2016-05-04 17:30

    Work shop on "BIRTH OF COSMOS & Lfe cycle of Star.
    Audio- visuals about "Getting Right Into Amateur Astronomy".
    Projection of the MOON & Other Objects In the Night Sky through camera attached to telescope.
    Sky watching through telescopes

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Gyansapada School, Ahmednagar.
    Savedi,
    414006 Ahmednagar. 414006
    India
    IN

  • 2016-05-06 (All day) to 2016-05-08 (All day)

    The Michiana Astronomical Society will be holding it's eighth annual star party May 6th through May 8th 2016.
    It's about 35 miles north east of South Bend, IN.

    Additional information can be found on our web site.
    http://www.michiana-astro.org/

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Dr. T.K. Lawless Park
    15122 Monkey Run Street 49095
    49095 Vandalia , MI
    United States
    Michigan US

  • 2016-05-07
    15:00 to 23:00

    Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Astronomy Day at Sky Meadows State Park on May 7, 2016. Astronomy Day is a national event usually held in or around April to promote and share amateur astronomy. Come out at 3PM to observe the Sun! Stay until nightfall to see some planets and deep sky objects!

    You don’t need any astronomy experience or equipment at all to enjoy Astronomy Day. Enjoy the wonderful views of the landscape and night sky from the flanks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The program features solar observing through safe filters, telescopes to look at and look through when the stars come out, and presentations about astronomy, space exploration, and the night sky.

    The presentation portion is rain or shine. Presentations cover a range of topics in amateur and professional astronomy and are generally appropriate for all ages. Younger children might appreciate our field events, though, which are more interactive and hands-on. Evening observing is weather-permitting, but we can observe under even partly cloudy skies!
    Entrance to the park ends at 9pm, no exceptions! Sky Meadows State Park charges $5 per vehicle for parking, but the event itself is completely free.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Sky Meadows State Park
    11012 Edmonds Lane
    20144 Delaplane , VA
    United States
    Virginia US

  • 2016-05-12 13:15 to 2016-05-14 13:15

    The Joshua Tree Music Festival hosts a w long weekend of entertainment and we are bringing our live deep space show to the event!
    Scdva.org
    Jtaat.com

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground
    2601 Sunfair Road
    92252 JoshuaTree , CA
    United States
    California US

  • 2016-05-14 (All day)

    OAA in conjunction with Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is presenting an afternoon and nighttime Astronomy Day program. During the day, exhibits and solar telescopes will provide the public with both basic and advanced astronomical knowledge. In the evening, club telescopes will focus on the Moon, planets and deep sky objects.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
    2 Canebrake Road
    31419 Savannah , GA
    United States
    Georgia US

  • 2016-05-14
    15:00 to 18:30
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    Nat'l Astronomy Day & 25th anniversary StarParty at Little Red School House Nature Center!
    Hosted by Chicago Astronomical Society ~ established 1862
    Special guest Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle

    Friends,

    You're invited this National Astronomy Day to a special StarParty at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center celebrating the 25YEAR ANNIVERSARY of stargazing sessions at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center by a core group of volunteers of the Chicago Astronomical Society.

    Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle will come to personally thank the volunteers for helping others get connected to their Universe and encouraging stewardship of the starry night sky.

    Please come, rain or shine, and add to the celebration. Cake & refreshments will be served (limited quantities). Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up for your enjoyment after the indoor presentation. Feel welcomed to bring your own scope or binoculars if you like. There's plenty of room for everyone. Enjoy the camaraderie of others who enjoy the starry skies.

    This event officially starts at 7:30PM and ends at 10:30 PM. You are welcomed to come early (at 7:00PM) for an informal discussion about latest updates of light pollution reduction and starlight restoration efforts in the Chicago area.

    Many of you will be happy to hear that President Toni Preckwinkle whole-heartedly supported the initiative led by Commissioner Larry Suffredin in 2012 that led to the unanimous vote approving the Cook County Lighting Ordinance. Nicknamed the "Starlight Ordinance", it is the first-ever ordinance in Cook County to officially recognize the value of starlight and the worth-while effort to reduce light pollution. Please come and thank her for this important first step.

    Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center (certified LEED) is a registered Star Park in the Global StarPark Network by UNESCO MaB- supported One Star at a Time.

    Address: 9800 Willow Springs Rd (also known as Flavin Rd), Willow Springs, IL 60480
    Phone: (708) 839-6897

    Stargazing sessions are held monthly at Little Red School House spring through fall. Check LRSH or CAS websites for details.
    http://fpdcc.com/nature-centers/little-red-schoolhouse-nature-center/ http://www.gadboisproductions.com/cas/

    The area here is beautiful by day, too. It is a great family outing at the surrounding hiking trails and pond. Hike the same area that American Indians and pioneers did in the 1800s. Inside the LRSH there are little animals and activities. If you have the time, consider coming in the afternoon -- then breaking for dinner, and come back again for the stars.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddbcukJ5_Dc

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
    9800 Willow Springs Rd (also known as Flavin Rd) 708-839-6897
    60480 Willow Springs , IL
    United States
    Illinois US

  • 2016-05-14
    15:00 to 23:00

    Join us for our tenth annual International Astronomy Day event. IAD is celebrated throughout the world, and HRPO will be providing this event to the local area for the tenth consecutive IAD celebration at HRPO. This year the fun will be bolstered by Jupiter early in the afternoon, with Mars and Saturn making a quick appearance to close the event. Once again personnel will showcase not only a radio dish that allows astronomers to "hear" radio waves coming the Sun, but also a Renaissance sundial--it has a helical loop body instead of the standard triangular marker. Two local high schools that participated in the U.S. First Robotics Competition will have their robots here. There will two person-sized Hamster Balls and live music from celtic sensation Kitchen Session. Exhibitors will include the Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Baton Rouge Zoo, Civil Air Patrol, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. The MARS Van physical science outreach vehicle (a joint project of BREC and LSU) will be on site along with City Gelato, Louisiana Lemonade and a fire truck from the St. George District! [225-768-9948, observatory@brec.org, hrpo.lsu.edu]

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

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

  • 2016-05-14
    18:00 to 22:00

    Join the staff of Eastern Florida State College Planetarium and members of Brevard Astronomical Society as we celebrate Astronomy Day 2016. Telescopes will be available for viewing in the parking lot and in the Observatory on the 4th floor of the Planetarium. In addition to telescopic viewing, there will be presentations offered in the Planetarium theater, and adjoining Iwerks large-format movie theater. See online schedule for details. Telescope viewing is free (including the observatory). Admission to Planetarium shows, movies and laser shows will be offered "Buy One, Get One Free" in accordance with our published rates.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Eastern Florida State College Planetarium
    1519 Clearlake Road Cocoa Campus
    32922 Cocoa , FL
    United States
    Florida US

  • 2016-05-14
    19:00 to 22:00

    Star Party and Telescope Clinic. Have a telescope in the closet you don't know how to use? Bring it to our Star Party and let us help you set it up and teach you how to use it! Then we'll give you a tour of the sky!

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Erwin Lake Park
    1140 Hatchery Drive
    92314 Big Bear City , CA
    United States
    California US

  • 2016-05-14
    20:30 to 23:30

    The Astronomical Society of Harrisburg will be hosting a public observing night at the Naylor Observatory in Lewisberry, PA in honor of Astronomy Day. Observing is weather dependent, so please call us at (717)938-6041 to make sure we are open prior to departing for the event. Dress warm, you will be outside after dark.

    Astronomy club affiliate hosting event:

    Naylor Observatory
    670 Observatory Drive
    17339 Lewisberry , PA
    United States
    Pennsylvania US