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.
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):
Fernbank Science CenterWebsite: fernbank.edu
Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum Website: www.tellusmuseum.org
El Paso, TexasVenue:
Gene Roddenberry PlanetariumWebsite: www.episd.org
Lowell ObservatoryWebsite: www.lowell.edu
AstroDay at Prince Kuhlo PlazaWebsite: www.astroday.net
Kansas City, MissouriVenue:
Science City at Union StationWebsite: www.sciencecity.com
Mueller Planetarium at University of Nebraska State MuseumWebsite: www.spacelaser.com
Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science CenterEvent date:
April 9, 2011Website: www.sudekumplanetarium.com
Chabot Space & Science CenterEvent date:
May 14, 2011Website: www.chabotspace.org/
Orlando Science CenterEvent date:
May 21, 2011Website: www.osc.org
Arizona Science CenterWebsite: azscience.org
San Diego, CaliforniaVenue:
Reuben H Fleet Science CenterWebsite: www.rhfleet.org