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Astronomy Day

  • 5105 Nolen Avenue
  • Huntsville, AL 35801

Events will include family fun activities hosted by local science groups, planetarium shows and telescope observing (weather permitting). 

Outdoor hands-on activities from 1-5 pm will be offered by Von Braun Astronomical Society, as well as local science enthusiasts. Short planetarium shows will allow guests to view the night sky indoors, while special solar telescopes outside will offer views of sunspots and solar flares. Visitors may tour both observatory facilities to hear stories about the construction and installation of the telescopes.

Evening activities will kick off at 7:00 pm with a presentation keynote speakers, Dr. Martin C. Weisskopf and Dr. Jessica Gaskin who whose progam is titled, "The Past, Present and Future of Astrophysics: Chandra, IXPE and Lynx".

  • October 19, 2019
  • Location: 5105 Nolen Avenue, Huntsville, AL
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: No admission charged
Astronomy Day