Join us for a special Family Science Night in conjunction with National Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 20.
Saturday, April 20
10 AM –10 PM (Observatory open until 11 PM)
Non-members: Regular admission
(suitable for all ages)
Featuring the Meteorite Men!
The sky is falling at Tellus! We’re celebrating meteorites in a big way for National Astronomy Day and Family Science Night on Saturday, April 20 with special guests Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold, the “Meteorite Men.”
The duo, best known for their television show on the Science Channel, will present a lecture, Meet The Meteorite Men, at 1 PM in the theater. Notkin and Arnold will be available for book signing after the lecture. Visit www.meteoritemen.com to purchase their books, or purchase from Notkin and Arnold on the day of the event to receive your 10% member discount. Notkin and Arnold will be back at 5 PM in the banquet rooms to kick off Family Science Night.
The café will offer a cookout-type menu of barbeque, burgers, and hot dogs and the Meteorite Men will provide commentary on their adventures. Enjoy dinner with the Meteorite Men before heading over to the observatory for a great view of the evening sky.
During the day, the observatory will be open for solar viewing. The sun should be very active at that time, so expect to see sun spots and solar prominences. After sunset, the telescopes will be aimed at the Moon, Jupiter, the double star Algieba, or Saturn.
Returning this year are the Star Walks led by Tellus Astronomer David Dundee. David will lead groups at 9 PM and 9:30 PM on a live outdoor tour of the night sky. The walks are a great introduction into astronomy and are recommended for ages five and up.
Youngsters won’t want to miss out on collecting a new series of exclusive Tellus trading cards (pictured below). Four cards will be available at different museum stations in the evening during Family Science Night. The collectible cards are free and are only available at select museum events.