Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Celebrates Astronomy Day

Join the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery on Saturday, April 29, 2017, for Astronomy Day, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. as the Museum hosts an afternoon of activities where learners of all ages can explore the daytime sky and learn more about the cosmos.

This years theme is “Bringing Astronomy to the People. ” Astronomy Day is an unofficial holiday observance organized to share the joy of astronomy, and highlight ways the general public can get involved. People across the globe will have an opportunity to experience the fun of astronomy by observing the sun, moon, and stars and visiting displays provided by amateur and professional astronomers.

“Whether museum-goers want to know more about complicated phenomena like black holes and the formation of stars, or they simply want to know what to look for in the sky, people continue to be fascinated by astronomy,” says Cheri Adams, Director of Astronomy at the Boonshoft Museum.

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will team up with local amateur astronomy club, the Miami Valley Astronomical Society (MVAS) to celebrate Astronomy Day with safe solar observing (weather permitting) and astronomy demonstrations. Guests interested in astronomy can learn the proper use of telescopes, ask questions of actual astronomers, and take advantage of a number of exciting activities designed to stimulate the scientific curiosity of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Admission to Astronomy Day activities is free for members and included with paid admission to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery for non-members.

About the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Located at 2600 DeWeese Parkway, the Boonshoft Museum is open to the public 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 12 noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $14.50 adults, $12.50 seniors (60+), and $11.50 for children (3-17). Children under 3 and members are free. (937) 275-7431.


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