Join us for a day of planetary and astronomical exploration during Astronomy Day. Museum education staff and guest astronomers will provide a full day of activities for learners of all ages, covering topics from stars to planets, comets to meteorites. Free with Museum admission.
10:30 Constellations – Learn about the stars as you make your own constellation to take home. Classroom
11:00 Meteorites – Touch a piece of the solar system. Discovery Lab.
11:30 Moon Phases – Make your own earth, moon, and sun diagram to take home. Classroom.
12:00 Straw Rockets – Make a miniature air powered rocket. Discovery Lab.
12:30 A Day in the Life of an Astronomer – Meet astronomers and learn how they study space. Classroom.
1:30 Pocket Solar System – Make your own scale model of the solar system. Classroom.
2:00 Make a Comet! – Help make a model comet as you learn about these icy parts of the solar system. Discovery Lab.
2:30 Tonight’s Sky – Find out about the constellations and planets visible tonight. Classroom
3:00 Star Clocks – Use the constellations to learn how to tell time at night. Discovery Lab.
3:30 Moon Phases – Make your own earth, moon, and sun diagram to take home. Classroom.
4:00 Meteorites – Touch a piece of the solar system. Discovery Lab.
Stellar Forensics – See how astronomers study the light from stars to find out what they are made of. 1st Floor.
Thank you to all the guest astronomers from Dartmouth College.