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.
January 26, 2011
It's time again to celebrate the cosmos!
Each Astronomy Day partner listed below is giving away one Celestron 50th Anniversary FirstScope.
Visit one of the venues listed below on Astronomy Day and enter for your chance to win this Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope.
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
Location: Cartersville, Georgia|
Venue: Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum
Location: El Paso, Texas|
Venue: Gene Roddenberry Planetarium
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Photo by David Healy
Venue: Lowell Observatory
Location: Hilo, Hawaii|
Venue: AstroDay at Prince Kuhlo Plaza
Location: Kansas City, Missouri|
Venue: Science City at Union Station
|Location: Lincoln, Nebraska|
Venue: Mueller Planetarium at University of Nebraska State Museum
Location: Nashville, Tennessee|
Venue: Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center
Event date: April 9, 2011
Location: Oakland, California|
Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center
Event date: May 14, 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida|
Venue: Orlando Science Center
Event date: May 21, 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona|
Venue: Arizona Science Center
Location: San Diego, California|
Venue: Reuben H Fleet Science Center