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.
Learn about the night sky at Astronomy Day.
It will be a day packed with fun activities and astronomical exploration!
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. Join museum staff and guest astronomers as we explore outer space during the darkest month of the year.
ASTRONOMY DAY ACTIVITIES
Build and launch miniature paper rockets.
Touch a piece of the solar system.
Pocket Solar System
Make your own scale model of the solar system.
Make your own model of the Earth, Moon and Sun to explore the phases of the Moon.
What's Up in Tonight’s Sky
Find out about the constellations and planets visible tonight.