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Legends in the Sky - Constellation Tales from Around the World (English and Spanish)

Legends in the Sky - Constellation Tales from Around the World (English and Spanish)

  • Daytime Event
  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult

Learn about legends told about the night sky around the world and throughout time with this activity. Create your own story about a constellation visible in tonight's sky. 

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Black Holes Buckets: No Escape [Activity]

Black Holes Buckets: No Escape [Activity]

  • Daytime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult

A simple, fun activity that helps visualize the warping of space by gravity. Stretch an fasten flexible fabric over the top of a bucket and encourage allow visitors to experiment with marbles and weights to discover some basics about gravity & black holes

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Big Astronomy Toolkit (English and Spanish)

Big Astronomy Toolkit (English and Spanish)

  • Daytime Event
  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult

This set of 7 activities and demos will engage visitors with dark skies, color filters, sky legends from around the world, and the people who make astronomy happen.

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