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Astronomy Day/Earth Day 2007

April 21, 2007 @ 12:00 am EDT

National Astronomy Day is April 21 and Earth Day is April 22 this year, so we’ve decided to combine forces and celebrate both with a spectacular evening of events. Learn how to better care for the environment and what is in the skies above. As the sun sets, opening the heavens and land to us, we’ll have astronomy and nature activities for everyone featuring:
•Telescope viewing,
•TALONS! A Bird of Prey Experience,
•The Department of Environmental Protection and Connecticut’s Changing Environment,
•A Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation display,
•Nature and astronomy activities and crafts to take home,
•Special animal demonstrations and displays,
•See one of our box turtles paint an artistic master piece,
•A roaring bonfire under the stars,
•Join Staff Astronomer Jason T. Archer in the planetarium for Oceans in Space and Sky Quest planetarium shows. Learn about the search for life in Oceans in Space and discover the stars and planets of the night sky in Sky Quest,
•See pieces of the Moon brought back by the Apollo missions and meet a NASA Educator,
•Learn about time travel with Dr. Ronald Mallet, Ph. D., UCONN Professor of Physics (go to http://www.physics.uconn.edu/~mallett/main/book.htm for information on his new book),
•Bounce in our moon bounce,
•One lucky participant with go home with a Meade ETX 80AT Telescope valued at $280.00,
•Enter to win the grand prize, a Meade LX200R Telescope valued at $3,600,
•Free handouts from Astronomy Magazine.

National Astronomy/Earth Day: Pre-registration cost (deadline - Friday, April 20 at 5:00 pm): $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Payment due at time of pre-registration. Walk-in cost: $10 for members and $12 for non-members.

To register call 860-231-2830 ext 22 or email us at tnorthover@thechildrensmuseumct.org

Earth Day/Astronomy Day programming at The Children’s Museum sponsored by CNG SCG Energy East Companies.

Celebrating National Astronomy Day with Meade, makers of the ETX astronomical telescopes.


April 21, 2007
12:00 am
Event Category:


USA - Connecticut
Connecticut USA
860-231-2830 x44


Jason Archer
860.231.2830 ext 40