SATURDAY MAY 10
Non-Members: Regular admission
Spend the day and evening looking at the sky at Tellus! The Observatory will open at 10 AM for solar viewing – look for sunspots and solar prominences! After sunset, our 20″ telescope will be aimed at the Moon, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. In the Great Hall, meet NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors and learn about the Moon and lunar exploration. Kid’s activities include cosmic tattoos, making UV bracelets, and a make-and-take Moon, Earth and Sun model. The Theater will feature NASA videos all day and night.
Once the sun sets, the Observatory will be the perfect place to get a unique glimpse of the night sky. Additional telescopes will be set up outside, and two star walks will be offered. Tellus astronomer David Dundee will lead the walks, which feature a live tour of the night sky on the Museum grounds.
Museum and Store 10 AM – 10 PM
Café 10 AM – 9 PM
Observatory 10 AM – 11 PM
Star Walks 9 and 9:30 PM
Bring your Telescope to participate on the lawn and join other citizen scientists as we gaze at the night stars together!
Winners of the Tellus Award from the 2014 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair will premiere their projects during National Astronomy Day. Come meet these future scientists from 11 AM to Noon and share in their excitement for science. The projects will be on exhibit Saturday, May 10 through Sunday, May 11.
Watch tellusmuseum.org for updates, including more activities and a special planetarium schedule.