Stay up to date on the amazing field of Astronomy with different monthly topics. This approximately 45 minute program is followed by a look at what's up in the current night sky using the Center's new projectors.
Free telescope viewing follows the shows, weather permitting.
Who Turned off the Lights?
September 4, 11, 18, 20, 25
Did you know that this October you will be
able to see a total lunar and a partial solar eclipse? Come learn all about
what makes eclipses so special and why it is a rare treat to see one. We
will talk about how ancient cultures interpreted eclipses and the corresponding
consequences and how you can view these events in October.
That's No Moon - Oh Wait, It Is!
October 2, 4, 9, 16, 18, 23, 30
all moons the same? How do the moons of Saturn compare to Jupiter’s? Come and
explore strange new worlds as we travel to distant moons of our Solar
System. From active volcanoes to captured asteroids, moons come in all
shapes and sizes. See NASA space craft that have examined some moons in close
detail and learn about the oddities in our little piece of space. Could a
moon of Saturn support life? Is there liquid water on a moon of Neptune?
Learn the answers to these questions and join us for a moon safari!
Asteroids - Too Close for Comfort?
November 1, 6, 13, 15, 20
Join us for
a discussion of the space rocks that occasionally pay a visit to our Earth-Moon
system. We will cover these near-Earth objects in detail and ponder the
danger they may pose. We will conclude with a review of what we have
learned from the NASA Dawn mission to Vesta, and what we expect to find when
that spacecraft arrives at Ceres in early 2015.
*Free telescope viewing follows the 7:30 p.m. shows, weather permitting