Space Out! Astronomy Weekend

Cost: Free with Admission
Date: Mar 23, 2013 Daily until Mar 24, 2013

Discover how to navigate the stars, get an up-close look at meteorites and Moon rocks, learn all about telescopes, and more! Explore space through hands-on activities, special guests, and interactive tables, and travel through the universe in the Buhl Planetarium.

Saturday, March 23

Safe Solar Observing, Rocket Launch & Crater Drop (weather permitting)
11 am - 4 pm, Back patio behind the River View Café & Main Entrance
Examine sunspots, see a rocket soar into the air, and make a crater!

Planet Cookies
11 am and 3 pm, Kitchen Theater
Design your own planet on a sugar cookie. Yum!

Beginners Guide to the Universe
Noon, Buhl Planetarium
Take a guided tour of the night sky and travel beyond our solar system with Buhl Planetarium staff.

NASA in the Post Shuttle Era
1 pm, Buhl Planetarium
Learn about the future of spaceflight with Dr. Jaya Bajpayee, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. 

What's New in the Universe
2 pm, Buhl Planetarium
Explore the mysteries of the universe with Dr. Andrew Zentner, University of Pittsburgh.

Stargazing, Myths, and Ancient Folklore
3 pm, Buhl Planetarium
Discover constellations with Larry McHenry, Kiski Astronomers.

Observatory Sky Watch (weather permitting)
8:30 pm – 10 pm, Meet at the Information Desk
Step out above the city lights in our rooftop observatory to see amazing celestial objects.

Sunday, March 24 – It's HubbleFest!

Safe Solar Observing, Rocket Launch & Crater Drop (weather permitting)
11 am - 4 pm, Back patio behind the River View Café & Main Entrance
Examine sunspots, see a rocket soar into the air, and make a crater!

Planet Cookies
11 am & 3 pm, Kitchen Theater
Design your own planet on a sugar cookie. Yum!

HubbleFest Shows
11 am - 4 pm, Buhl Planetarium
See the universe as revealed by the Hubble. Check your daily schedule for show times.

Hubble
1:15 pm, Rangos Omnimax Theater
Experience the gripping tale of the Hubble Space Telescope! Purchase tickets at the Admissions Counter.

Sponsored in part by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh and Kiski Astronomers, and made possible in part by Astronomy Magazine and Celestron.

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Mar 23, 2013 - Mar 24, 201310:00 am - 2:00 pm


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