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National Astronomy Day 2011

National Astronomy Day 2011, held Saturday, May 7, gives astronomy-lovers a chance to share their passion with the astronomy-curious. Astronomy magazine and Celestron unite with astronomy organizations throughout the country for the year's biggest star party.
Celestron 50th anniversary FirstScope telescope
Each Astronomy Day partner listed below is giving away one Celestron 50th Anniversary FirstScope.
Celestron NexStar6SE telescope
Visit one of the venues listed below on Astronomy Day and enter for your chance to win this Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope.
It's time again to celebrate the cosmos!

National Astronomy Day 2011, held Saturday, May 7, gives astronomy-lovers a chance to share their passion with the astronomy-curious. Clubs, planetaria, observatories, and museums will host public viewing events, telescope workshops, hands-on activities, and presentations to increase awareness about the profession and hobby.

Astronomy magazine and Celestron unite with astronomy organizations throughout the country for the year's biggest star party.

Visitors to this program's events can pick up material from Astronomy magazine and enter drawings to win a Celestron telescope and prizes from Astronomy.

Enter to win a free telescope from Celestron!
Celestron will donate a telescope for each venue to give away and also provide another telescope for the grand prize — Astronomy will pick the grand-prize winner from names collected at each venue.

Astronomy Day 2011 partners

Astronomy magazine and Celestron are coming to a location near you! Here's where you can go to win a Celestron telescope and Astronomy magazine prizes...check back regularly for updates (unless otherwise noted, events will be held May 7):
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Venue: Fernbank Science Center
Website: fernbank.edu
Sommers-Bausch Observatory & Fiske Planetarium
Sommers-Bausch Observatory & Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Venue: Sommers-Bausch Observatory & Fiske Planetarium
Event date: April 23, 2011
Website: cosmos.colorado.edu and fiske.colorado.edu
Participating astronomy group: Boulder Astronomy and Space Society
Location: Cartersville, Georgia
Venue: Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum
Website: www.tellusmuseum.org
Adler Planetarium
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: The Adler Planetarium
Website: www.adlerplanetarium.org/
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Venue: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Website: www.boonshoftmuseum.org
Participating astronomy group: Miami Valley Astronomical Society
New Detroit Science Center
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Venue: Detroit Science Center
Website: www.detroitsciencecenter.org
Participating astronomy group: Ford Amateur Astronomy Club
Location: El Paso, Texas
Venue: Gene Roddenberry Planetarium
Website: www.episd.org
lowell observatory
David Healy
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Venue: Lowell Observatory
Website: www.lowell.edu
Prince Kuhio Plaza
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Venue: AstroDay at Prince Kuhlo Plaza
Website: www.astroday.net
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Venue: Science City at Union Station
Website: www.sciencecity.com
Lincoln Museum
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Venue: Mueller Planetarium at University of Nebraska State Museum
Website: www.spacelaser.com
Miami Planetarium
Location: Miami, Florida
Venue: Miami Science Museum
Event date: May 14, 2011
Website: www.miamisci.org/
Participating astronomy group: Southern Cross Astronomical Society
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Venue: Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center
Event date: April 9, 2011
Website: www.sudekumplanetarium.com
Chabot
Location: Oakland, California
Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center
Event date: May 14, 2011
Website: www.chabotspace.org/
Location: Orlando, Florida
Venue: Orlando Science Center
Event date: May 21, 2011
Website: www.osc.org
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Venue: Arizona Science Center
Website: azscience.org
Science Center
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Venue: Carnegie Science Center
Event date: March 26-27, 2011
Website: www.carnegiesciencecenter.org
Participating astronomy group: Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh
St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Venue: St. Louis Science Center
Website: www.slsc.org
Participating astronomy group: St. Louis Astronomical Society
Salt Lake City
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Venue: Clark Planetarium
Website: www.clarkplanetarium.org
Participating astronomy group: Salt Lake Astronomical Society (SLAS)
Location: San Diego, California
Venue: Reuben H Fleet Science Center
Website: www.rhfleet.org
Location: Schenectady, New York
Venue: Suits-Bueche Planetarium at the Schenectady Museum
Website: www.schenectadymuseum.org
Participating astronomy group: Albany Area Amateur Astronomers
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Venue: UA Science: Flandrau
Website: www.flandrau.org
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