SCIence FRIday Night is sponsored by:
LECTURE: Hear Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo discuss her seven-year journey around the world to photograph airport towers for the Art of the Airport Tower exhibition.
FREE PLANETARIUM SHOW: Dawn of the Space Age
Re-live the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and awed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore in Dawn of the Space Age.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Show times are 5:15 PM, 6 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:30 PM, and 8:15 PM.
LECTURE: The total solar eclipse in August 2017 will be viewed by over twenty million Americans! Tellus Astronomer David Dundee will help you get ready for this celestial event as he explains why eclipses occur, how to view this year’s solar eclipse, and when the next eclipses will happen.
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: Make a commemorative UVB necklace.
FREE PLANETARIUM SHOW: Totality
This program is all about eclipses – from lunar to total solar. Looking back to the proof of general relativity and looking forward to upcoming eclipses and where to witness them, discover how eclipses occur and what happens when they do.
Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Show times: 5:15, 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 PM