Astronomy Day – Pending
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Join the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club in celebration of The International Day of Astronomy!
Learn about the science and hobby of astronomy. Perfect fun for the entire family!
Highlights: The Bays Mountain Astronomy Club will be providing a number of fascinating displays and hands-on activities. Learn about astronomy, telescopes, careers and education in astronomy, the sun and more! The club will also be hosting daytime viewing of the Sun and nighttime viewing of Venus, the Moon and much more!
All non-planetarium astronomy-related activities are free on Astronomy Day!
Planetarium tickets are $5 per person for ages 6 and above.
Schedule of Events
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Displays & Information (free!): Walkway in front of Nature Center (inside Nature Center, if raining.)
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Solar Viewing (free!): Dam.
Thrill at viewing different layers of the Sun up close and in great detail. Safely see sunspots and prominences. Weather dependent.
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Nighttime Viewing (free!): Observatory.
Spectacular views of celestial delights await you with the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club’s telescopes. Gaze upon Venus, feel like you’re flying low over the Moon and be awe-struck by the distance to galaxies. These views and more will be seen at our Observatory. A live presentation about what is up in the night sky will take place in the Planetarium Theater, if the weather does not cooperate.