Astronomy Day

Oct 21, 2023 4:00PM—9:30PM

Cost $0.00

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Explore the Moon on Astronomy Day at The Wilderness Center.

On Saturday evening, October 21, 2023, we’re inviting everyone out to celebrate Astronomy Day!  This year’s Astronomy Day at TWC coincides with International Observe the Moon Night, so we’re giving the Moon a chance to shine!

Activities include a Walk Through the Solar System, Creating a Moon Calendar, Draw What You See on the Moon, and more!

We’ll welcome Jeff Woytach, who is currently the lead systems engineer for the Next Generation Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Project at NASA Glenn Research Center. Woytach will present “Artemis the Next Steps into the Future”. The presentation explores the steps that humanity will take to return to the Moon and establish the first human outpost off Earth with the goal of extending the human presence to Mars and discusses why reaching into space is important for humanity.

Bring a picnic to enjoy as the sun sets before exploring the wonders of the night through our telescopes with TWC’s Astronomy Club.

Hands-on activities and speaker programs are free.

See our additional events to register for the optional Planetarium Show: Imagine the Moon. Showtimes: 5:15, 7:15, and 7:45. Tickets are $3/person and advance registration for these popular shows is required. Space is limited.