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.
Inside, special activities will engage astronomers of all ages. Join in exoplanet dancing, participate in a human solar system, and learn about this summer’s close approach by Mars.
Head outside when the Sun sets, 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. Kids can enjoy various astronomy-themed activities during the evening. At 9 and 9:30 PM, Tellus Astronomer David Dundee will lead an outdoor star walk on the Museum grounds that will feature a live tour of the night sky.
MUSEUM + STORE
10 AM – 10 PM
CAFE + PLANETARIUM
10 AM – 9 PM
11 AM + 3:30 PM – Watch a movie: Mars and Beyond
1 – 11 PM (weather permitting)
METEORITE ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA
1 – 4 PM (FREE meteorite for kids, while supplies last)
1 – 9 PM
2 PM – Atlanta Astronomy Club member Daniel Herron will share stunning images and stories about the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.
STAR WALKS WITH DAVID DUNDEE
9 + 9:30 PM (meet in the Museum Lobby, weather permitting)
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