Astronomy Day Activities
by State for 2006
Astronomy Day Headquarters:
Astronomy Day Headquarters
30 Stargazer Lane
Comstock Park MI 49321
Here are the scheduled Astronomy Day
activities that have been reported to the Astronomical
League. They are arranged in alphabetical order.
District of Columbia;
Montana; Nebraska; Nevada;
New Hampshire; New
Jersey; New Mexico; New
York; North Carolina;
North Dakota; Ohio;
Rico; Rhode Island; South
Carolina; South Dakota;
West Virginia; Wisconsin;
; Austria ; Canada
; Chile ; Malaysia
; Iceland ; India
; Iran ; Malaysia
; Mexico ; Nepal
;New Zealand; Peru
; Puerto Rico ; Romania
April 29 - May 6: Desert Skygazers Astronomy Club Astronomy Week
PO Box 1134
Pima, AZ 85543
DESERT SKYGAZERS ASTRONOMY WEEK - SAFFORD, ARIZONA
Sat. 29: Rocket Launching am at Discovery Park. Local Astronomical Speakers in the pm - LBT Update
Mon. 1: EAC Astronomy Class Star Party at Discovery Park
Tues 2: Library - What We Have to Offer in Space Education
Wed. 3: Night Sky Network Programs - Planet Quest, Galaxies, Black Holes and Telescopes
Thur 4: Moon Watch at the Chamber Family and Project ASTRO Programs
Fri 5: Public Star Party at Roper Lake Meet ASTRO from the Orion Program
Sat 6: afternoon - Main Speaker from the Challenger Program
Fun filled week put on by the community for the enjoyment of all!
City: San Diego
Organization: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Contact: Julie Kendig
Address: 1875 El Prado; San Diego, CA 92101
Date/Time: Saturday, May 6 12:00 noon - 4:00
This year the Fleet will celebrate Astronomy Day with
a full schedule of events! Join us for astronomically
fun family activities in the galleries, solar viewing
on the Prado, special planetarium shows, a Walk of the
Solar System, where a live astronomer gives tours of
our planetary neighbors on a pinhead scale mapped out
in Balboa Park, and much more!
City: Fort Pierce
Organization: Treasure Coast Astronomical Society
& Hallstrom Planetarium
Contact: Patty Mayer
Address: 366 Smallwood Avenue, Fort Pierce,
Date/Time: March 4, 2006 2:00 p.m. until.....
Astronomy Day will be held in and around Indian River
Community College's Main Campus in Fort Pierce, on Virginia
Information tables, Kids Korner, telescope clinics
throughout the day, mini planetarium shows, speakers
(including a NASA speaker)and of course day and night
All events are free.
May 6, 2006 - Ahmedabad Astronomy Club
To be held at Vanchetna, Social Forestry Centre, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, India from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
1. Night sky Observation
2. Discussion Program on Astronomy and Space Sciences; Total Solar Eclipse Report
3. Night sky Observation
Venue : Vanchetna, Social Forestry Centre, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad - 380054
Ph: 91-79-28658194 / +919825021167 / +919825253346
Contact: Mr. Manoj Pai
T-15 Sunrise Park Tenements,
Ahmedabad - 380054
May 6 - Evansville, Indiana
Evansville Museum & Evansville Astronomical Society
Contact: Mitch Luman, Astronomy Day Chair
Address: Evansville Museum
411 SE Riverside Dr
Evansville IN 47713
11-4 PM For Indoor and Outdoor activities At Museum Dusk-9 PM Neighborhood Star Watches (around town)
On May 6, the Evansville, Indiana will celebrate Astronomy Day (Honorable Mention Award Winner 2005) with numerous activities, presentations and events. Activities that are planned will engage young visitors with crafts related to recent missions and learn about the basics of astronomy, our solar system, and the constellations.
The Evansville Museum will be offering planetarium shows throughout the day featuring the show "Comets Are Coming", our live star show "The Sky Tonight".
Outdoor daylight activities will feature members of the Evansville Astronomical Society, who will provide telescopes to view the sun while sharing their expertise with the public. The Evansville Museum's 1 to 600,000 Scale Model of the Solar System will also be on display.
As the sun sets in the west, area residents are invited to participate in our Neighborhood Star Watches (Best New Idea Award in 2004). On the evening of May 6, six neighborhood schools will be the site for Neighborhood Star Parties throughout town. All events subject to prevailing weather conditions.