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Astronomy Day

Astronomy Actitivties for the whole family

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.

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MommaK October 09, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Thank you so much for having this day at the Cradle of Aviation! My 9 year old son is INCREDIBLY interested in Science and jumped at the chance to participate. It is unfortunate that the turnout wasn't that great. I hope it doesn't deter more days like this. The members of the AOS were extremely pleasant, knowledgable and patient with the children and all of their questions and comments. They were even able to tell us about other local events they thought my son would enjoy. It was truly a great day for my boy.
Susan Rose October 10, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Thanks for the kind words. We have just as much fun as they do. It's a labor of love. We do 2 Astronomy Day programs at the Cradle each year. 2013 dates are Mar 28 and Oct 12. Hope to see you then. You definately want to mark Nov 16 and 25 on your calendar. We do a program at the Jones Beach Nature Center every other month and then the grand opening of the traveling NASA Discover Earth Exhibit at the East Meadow Library, 1 of only 10 in the country so priviledged. On opening day, we'll be making comets and viewing the Sun and Moon. Others participating-Riverhead Acquarium, Brookhaven Lab, geologists, meteorologists, astronomers and others. We also have a Young Astronomers Program at the library. Next meeting Nov 10. Pre-registration required.
tackapaushamuseumny June 23, 2013 at 10:21 AM
To Whom it May Concern, We are contacting you regarding an upcoming event themed around the 44th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. We already have a few local organizations, school clubs, and local residents involved and we were hoping you might be able to collaborate with us via exhibit display and/or personnel. Please let us know if you are available. Thank you for your time and consideration. Attached is the event flyer for your review. Tackapausha Museum & Preserve Seaford NY, 11783 (516) 571-7443
tackapaushamuseumny June 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM
To Whom it May Concern, We are contacting you regarding an upcoming event themed around the 44th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. We already have a few local organizations, school clubs, and local residents involved and we were hoping you might be able to collaborate with us via exhibit display and/or personnel. Please let us know if you are available. Thank you for your time and consideration. Attached is the event flyer for your review. Tackapausha Museum & Preserve Seaford NY, 11783 (516) 571-7443

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