Celebrate the cosmos with Astronomy Day

Talia Butler

Join Clark Planetarium, the University of Utah and Salt Lake Astronomical Society (SLAS) on Saturday, April 24, 2010 to celebrate Astronomy Day, a nationwide celebration of the passion for astronomy.

This fun-filled event will give the general public the opportunity to view the sun and stars through telescopes, participate in space science demonstrations and see discounted astronomy presentations in the Hansen Dome Theatre. Most activities are complimentary and shows can be seen for as little as $1 per person. Please see the full schedule below for details.

In addition to the many planned activities, Clark Planetarium will be giving away a Celestron 50th Anniversary FirstScope with a chance to win a NexStar 6SE grand prize, courtesy of Celestron Telescopes. Astronomy magazine has also donated complimentary magazine issues that will be available to those who attend, while supplies last.

So mark your calendars and come help us celebrate the passion for the cosmos at Astronomy Day 2010!

Astronomy Day Schedule

SLAS Activity:

10 am – 12 pm  Sun Party at Winchester Park (6400 S. 1100 W.)

Clark Planetarium Activities:

Showtimes listed below feature $1 ticket pricing at the ticket window.

12:30 pm               Attack of the Space Pirates

1:30 pm                ”Universe for Newbies” Lecture by Clark Planetarium Director, Seth Jarvis

2:30 pm                Ultimate Universe

3:30 pm               Black Holes

4:30 pm               “Nighttime Observing Techniques” Lecture by Clark Planetarium Programs Manager, Mike Murray

1 pm – 5 p.m.    Complimentary activities and science demonstrations in the lobby of Clark Planetarium

University of Utah Observatory Activities:

5:30 – Dusk         Solar Observing at the South Physics Observatory (125 S. 1400 E.)

Dusk – 11 p.m.    First Light Star Party – weather permitting. Bring your own telescope or look through one of ours.

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