Astronomy Day 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Organized by the Local Group Astronomy Club
Co-Sponsored with Valencia Public Library
Learn about our Sun and night sky from local experienced astronomers. Free children’s activities include constructing your own telescope, observing the sun safely, observing the night sky, scavenger hunts and more. Also find out where your family can attend dark-sky “star parties” with experienced astronomers as your sky guides.
Programs and Activities for the Entire Family
12:00 – 5:00 Solar Observing*
Observe the Sun safely through special “solar” telescopes.
12:00 NOVA: “ Hunting the Edge of Space” – DVD presentation
1:15 Kitchen Comets
Did you miss the recent comet? No worries, we’ll make our own!
2:00 Build Your Own Telescope
A favorite activity. Kids will assemble their own simple telescope and learn how a refractor telescope works.
3:00 How Big is Big, How Far is Far?
Our very own Richard Wade presents his family friendly look at how really big and far away things are in the universe. A must see.
4:00 How Do Stars Work?
A look at how stars of all types are born, live and die.
7:00-10:00 Telescope Viewing* and Workshop – Night observation featuring the Moon, Saturn, Andromeda Galaxy and much more. Telescopes will be set up for the evening in the library parking lot. Bring that old scope out of the closet and we’ll help you set it up!