Astronomy Day Starlab Planetarium presentations, hands-on astronomy workshops and exhibits will be among the attractions at Astronomy Day at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, a day that celebrates the opening of the new Planetarium at the Museum.
- 4:00 PM
Cradle of Aviation Museum,
1 Davis Drive,
Number of club members participating as presenters:
Exploring the Solar System
Life In the Universe
Total number of visitors:
What materials were handed out?
We handed out copies of Sky and Telescope magazine and other handouts provided by the Night Sky Network.
Comments and anecdotes about the event:
It was Astronomy and Space Day at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, with a great deal of AOS participation. We had solar observing outside, StarLab planetarium shows, a simulation of the Curiosity landing and of the Rover exploring Mars, and two workshops, all family-friendly. The workshops were a Solar System walk, using planet models from the "Exploring the Solar System" toolkit, and the activity "Life in the Extreme" from the toolkit "Life in the Universe". Everyone had a great time, and the children in the workshops asked many great questions about astronomy!