Astronomy Day 2014

May 17, 2014


Astronomy Day Celebrates Stars, Moon and Planets Celebrate Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 17 when a visit to the Museum will allow for encounters with telescopes and astronomical activities for all ages. Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to help you observe, learn, discover, and explore the wonders of astronomy. Following the daytime events at the Museum, an evening lecture and viewing will take place at Audubon State Park in Henderson, Kentucky.

Daytime activities at the Museum will take place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. A highlight of the day includes a display of meteorites and astronomy exhibit in the Eykamp Pavilion. Food will be available for purchase and hourly shows will be offered in the Koch Immersive Theater. Astronomy Day activities are free. Hourly Koch Immersive Theater presentations will be free to Museum Members and offered at a special, one-day only price of $3 per person for the general public.

The evening events will take place at Audubon State Park and include a lecture; by retired astronomer Joe Caruso. Following the lecture, the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars will be targets for telescopes and public viewing at the golf course.


Astronomy Day Activities

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meteorite Display in the Pavilion

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visions of the Universe in the Pavilion

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Telescope Display, Astronomy Demonstrations on the Plaza

11:30 a.m. One World, One Sky in the Theater

1 p.m. Forces of Nature in the Theater

2 p.m. Skies over Evansville in the Theater

3 p.m. Fragile Planet in the Theater

4 p.m. Perfect Little Planet in the Theater

N oon – 2 p.m. Solar Observing on the Plaza

11 a.m & 2 p.m. Make a Comet Demonstration

7 p.m. Joe Caruso Lecture at Audubon State Park

8 p.m. Sky Watch at Audubon State Park

*Some portions of this event are subject to the prevailing weatherconditions and may be cancelled in the event of poor weather