On Sat, Oct. 6, noon-4p.m., members of the Amateur Observers' Society
of NY, will be at the Cradle of Aviation Museum to celebrate Astronomy Day. It’s our opportunity to share our love of astronomy with the public.
Have you ever looked at the Sun through a telescope? Ours are equipped with special filters to make this possible. The Sun has been very active lately with many sunspots and prominences visible.
Inside the StarLab Planetarium, we’ll introduce visitors to the sky as it will appear that evening if you can find an area without a lot of light pollution. Will planets be visible? How do we find the constellations? Are stars different colors? Come in and find out.Family hands-on workshops will help our visitors learn about various aspects of astronomy in an easy to understand format. Continuous slide
shows of Astro photos and even an astronomy quiz. Test your Astro knowledge.
Have you followed the latest Martian lander, the Curiosity? Come and
see a demonstration of how the event occurred and then test your skills to be a rover driver and search the strange craters of the red planet.
All of our activities have no additional charges from that of the museum. We may have a few other activities up our sleeves so you’ll just have to come over and find out what they are.