Free Annual Astronomy Celebration – October 8, 2011 – Houston Museum of Natural Science George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park

 

October 8, 3 – 10:30 pm, is Astronomy Day at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park. The event is free with state park admission. There are events all day, but the best part is after dark and when the stars are shining.

From their website:
Dozens of telescopes—including our large research telescopes—will be available to give everyone a chance to enjoy the delights of the night sky, including star clusters, planets and galaxies.

Activities:
Take a simulated space mission in the Challenger Center
View sunspots in the daytime with filtered telescopes
Explore the numerous indoor displays
Meet local astronomy clubs
Learn how to purchase and use telescopes
Hear astronomy presentations
Participate in children’s crafts
Take a guided tour of the constellations from the Observatory deck
This family event is sponsored by a dozen local astronomy clubs and NASA organizations. Find more information at astronomyday.net.


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