Celebrate Astronomy Day at the Academy!
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Celebrate the 45th annual Astronomy Day with local organizations who are converging on the Academy to share their love of the sky with museum visitors through informative displays, activities, and crafts in the Piazza from 10am-4pm...and they LOVE talking about astronomy!

Events & programs include:

  • Showings of "3D Tour of the Universe" in the Forum Theater
  • "Living Beyond Earth" in Hohfeld Hall
  • Safe solar observing on the Living Roof (weather-permitting), courtesy of Academy Docents and event partners
  • Astronomy videos in the Naturalist Center
  • "Interstellar Storytime" for little astronomers at Science Today at 10:45am & 1:00pm
  • Space-Crafts: coloring, papercrafts, and more

Displays and tables from:

A young visitor learns about planets

Astronomy Day was founded in 1973 by the Astronomical Association of Northern California, and is scheduled for a Saturday nearest the first quarter Moon between mid-April and mid-May.  This allows participants to conclude the day's celebration of stargazing with telescopic observations (weather-permitting) when the Moon provides an always-pleasing target in the early evening sky. This event is celebrated by astronomy clubs, planetariums, science centers, observatories, and other astronomy-oriented organizations who are eager to share their enthusiasm and interest in all things celestial.

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