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Astronomy Day

While winters in New England mean shorter days, they also mean longer periods of time for star-gazing. Learn about the heavenly bodies visible in the night sky—and even the rarely-seen wonders.

Montshire educators and guest astronomers from Dartmouth College will share their knowledge and offer a hands-on learning experience that will cover topics ranging from stars and planets to comets and meteorites.

It’s a day of planetary and astronomical exploration! Enjoy a full day of activities for learners of all ages, covering topics from stars to planets, comets to meteorites.

Activity Details Location
Pocket Solar System Make your own scale model of the solar system. 10:30 and 1:30 Community Room
Make a Comet! Help make a model comet as you learn about these icy parts of the solar system. 11:00 and 3:00 Classroom
Moon Phases Make your own earth, moon, and sun diagram to take home. 11:30 and 2:30 Community Room
A Day in the Life of an Astronomer Meet astronomers and learn how they study space. 12:30 Classroom
Pocket Solar System Make your own scale model of the solar system. 1:30 Community Room
Tonight’s Sky Find out about the constellations and planets visible tonight. 2:00 Classroom
Meteorites Touch a piece of the solar system. 4:00 Science Discovery Lab
Stellar Forensics See how astronomers study the light from stars to find out what they are made of. 1st Floor