Astronomy Day

Celebrate science and the wonders of the Earth

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.

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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.