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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.

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.

Schedule of Activities

Time Activity Details
10:30am Stomp Rockets Build and launch miniature paper rockets.
11:45am Meteorites Touch a piece of the solar system.
1pm Pocket Solar System Make your own scale model of the solar system.
2:15pm Moon Phases Make your own model of the Earth, Moon and Sun to explore the phases of the Moon.
3:30pm What's Up in Tonight’s Sky Find out about the constellations and planets visible tonight.