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(770) 606-5700

Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $14 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $10 + tax
Student with ID: $10 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $12 + tax

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA
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NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY + STAR PARTY

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 AM – 10 PM

Members: FREE
Non-members: Regular Admission

PLAN ON A FULL DAY AND NIGHT OF ASTRONOMY FUN!

CELEBRATE THE JOY OF ASTRONOMY with us during National Astronomy Day! The Museum opens at 10 AM, and the stargazing begins at 1 PM when we open the Observatory to view the Sun. We will be looking for sunspots and prominences through our telescope.

Tellus-Logo_Stars2016RGB1-300x206Inside, you will have a chance to meet some future scientists as they present their winning projects from the 2017 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Also, enjoy special astronomy lectures in the afternoon, including one about the upcoming total solar eclipse happening on August 21!

When the Sun sets, head outside as we shift our focus to celestial objects in the evening sky, such as Mars, Jupiter, double star Gamma Leo, the Moon, and the Globular Cluster in Hercules. Feel free to bring your own telescope to set up on the lawn and get some tips from members of the Atlanta Astronomy Club. Various astronomy-themed children’s activities will be available during the evening. At 9 and 9:30 PM, Tellus Astronomer David Dundee will lead and outdoor star walk on the Museum grounds that will feature a live tour of the night sky (meet in the Lobby).

STAR PARTY ACTIVITIES

OBSERVATORY
1 PM – Midnight (weather permitting)

MEET THE FUTURE SCIENCE STARS
1 – 2 PM

LECTURES
2 PM: David Dundee, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
4 PM: Chris Thompson, Current Developments in Space Exploration

IN THE THEATER
5 + 7 PM: Muppets in Space

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
5 – 9 PM

STAR WALKS WITH DAVID DUNDEE
9 + 9:30 PM (meet in the Museum Lobby)

National Astronomy Day is sponsored by:

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Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $14 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $10 + tax
Student with ID: $10 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $12 + tax

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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