Seeing stars: Celebrate Astronomy Day May 10

May 8, 2014 | Events, UToday, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
By Aimee Portala

Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun and informative programs and activities about the planets, stars and sky.

astronomy day 2014 copyThe University of Toledo’s third annual Astronomy Day is a free, public event on Saturday, May 10, beginning at 1 p.m. in Ritter Planetarium.

“Astronomy Day is a fun and exciting way for us to thank the community for their ongoing support,” said Alex Mak, UT associate planetarium director.

Members of the Toledo Astronomical Association will be available to answer questions about telescopes and provide solar observing, weather permitting.

Shows featured during Astronomy Day will be:

• “One World One Sky, Big Bird’s Adventure” at 1 p.m. An age-appropriate introduction to the night sky for children ages 3 to 6.

• “Tales of the Maya Skies” at 2 p.m. Viewers are immersed in Mayan astronomy, art and culture.

• “War of the Worlds” at 3 p.m. The 1938 broadcast by Orson Welles that panicked a nation will be accompanied by images of the Red Planet.

• “The City Dark” at 5 p.m. An award-winning, full-length, feature film about light pollution and its impact not only on astronomers but wildlife, culture and health.

For more information on Astronomy Day, click here.

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