October 2017

2017-10-13 19:00 to 2017-10-14 23:45

The Kopernik Astronomical Society Presents Kopernik AstroFest 2017
Join the KAS In Our 35th Anniversary of Celebrating the Night Sky
October 13th – 14th, 2017
Kopernik Observatory & Science Center – 698 Underwood Road, Vestal, NY

Kopernik Observatory & Science Center
13850 VESTAL , NY
United States
New York US

2017-10-21 13:00 to 22:00


On Saturday, October 21 from 1-10 pm, the Von Braun Astronomical Society will host its annual Astronomy Day at the VBAS facilities in Monte Sano State Park. Events will include family fun activities hosted by local science groups, planetarium shows and telescope observing (weather permitting). All activities are free and open to the public.

Outdoor hands-on activities from 1-5 pm will be offered by VBAS, as well as local science enthusiasts. Planetarium shows will allow guests to view the night sky indoors, while special solar telescopes outside will offer views of sunspots and solar flares. Visitors may tour both observatory facilities to hear stories about the construction and installation of the telescopes.

Evening activities will kick off at 6:00 pm with a presentation indoors by our keynote speaker, Dr. Alphonse Sterling, Solar physicist from NASA.

Monte Sano State park
5105 Nolen Ave SE
35801 Huntsville , AL
United States
Alabama US

2017-10-27 (All day) to 2017-10-29 (All day)

The event is a non-profit, three-day, astronomical convention/star gathering hosted by the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club and Bays Mountain Planetarium.

The event is October 27-29, 2017 and will be filled with all sorts of astronomical treats!

The event is held at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, a City-owned park with 3,550 acres of nature preserve. We’ll be at the peak of fall colors and the air should be dry. What better way to spend a wonderful, long weekend!

The theme is “Stellar Places” and we have four great keynote speakers lined up:

Friday Night: Mitzi Adams; Solar Scientist; NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Title: “The Sun: A Star to Study in Our Backyard”

Saturday Morning: John Debes; Team Lead - Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph; Space Telescope Science Institute
Title: “Planetary Tales from the Stellar Crypt: Exoplanets Surviving the Death of their Host Star”

Saturday Evening: Glenn Schneider; Astronomer and EXCEDE Project Principal Investigator; Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy
Title: “In Quest of Astronomical Shadows: On Earth, in our Solar System, and Beyond”

Sunday Morning: Sean S. Lindsay; Astronomy Coordinator; UT Knoxville
Title: “Baking the Solar System: Our Modern Thoughts on How Our Solar System Formed”

Five scrumptious meals are slated with yummy vegetarian options. A unique, custom T-shirt is included with registration.

You can sleep on Park premises at no extra cost. A discounted rate is also offered for the 4+ star MeadowView Marriott Resort located just down the road from the Park.

Planetarium shows, observing, and much more!

Registration is $125 per person and includes entrance, speakers, meals, all activities, T-shirt, and more. There is a generous discount offered for children and students. Registration closes on October 6, 2017 or if we fill up early.

Pre-registration is mandatory.


Contact Adam Thanz for more information - AdamThanz@KingsportTN.gov

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
853 Bays Mountain Park Road
37660 Kingsport , TN
United States
Tennessee US