Astronomy Day 2011
May 7, 2011 @ 12:00 am EDT
The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society will celebrate Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 7th. Daytime activities will be held at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum from 10am - 4pm. Evening activities begin at the Kalamazoo Nature Center at 7:00 pm.
This year's very special guest is Dr. Mike Brown, Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology. He is best known for discovering Eris, the object which led to the eventual reclassification of Pluto.
Our award-winning event will also feature solar observing, hands-on activities for children, educational displays, free planetarium shows, and special comet making presentations. It concludes with observing under the night sky.
Please see the official Astronomy Day 2011 website for a complete listing of all our activities. This includes ticket information for Dr. Brown's keynote presentation.