September 20, 2008 @ 12:00 am EDT
The NASA Glenn Visitor Center, in collaboration with the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center/Cuyahoga Astronomical Association will host the Fifth annual “Star Gazing” event on Saturday, September 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Our most popular event ever, don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the many exciting discoveries about our universe. Learn about the stars and identifying the constellations in the Star Lab Dome planetarium. All day solar and night telescope viewing, weather permitting. Auditorium Lectures will be given throughout the day, which include:
11:00 a.m. Twinkle Tots: Toddler program with laser dancing and magic!
12:00 p.m. Reach for the Stars: Learn how local college programs are making astronomy accessible to young people.
1:00 p.m. Solar Weather: Learn about sunspots, solar flares and other elements of solar weather and their effect here on the Earth.
2:00 p.m. Solar System Musical: Enjoy a musical rendition of solar system exploration, featuring the latest images from various robotic missions.
3:00 p.m. Return to the Moon: Discover the “how and why” of going back to the moon
4:00 p.m. Comet Making: Science creates a comet right before your eyes!
5:00 p.m. The ABC’s of Star Gazing: Get the latest tips to use your telescope effectively.
6:00 p.m. The Great Planet Debate: Discover what it takes to be classified as a “Planet.”
7:00 p.m. Jupiter, King of the Planets: Learn about the latest discoveries about this gas giant.
8:00 p.m. The New Universe: Discover how our knowledge of the Universe has expanded.
View pieces of the Moon and meteorites! Loads of fun and exciting surprises plus kids' crafts, "Picture Yourself in Space" digital photographs and plenty of handouts -- all free!