National Astronomy Day

This Saturday, 28 April 2012, is National Astronomy Day. Get out there and look up!

Depending on where you are, you’ll need to get away from all the “light pollution” that interferes with stargazing. Try the Dark Sky Finder for guidance. And if you want to dig deeper, take a look at the work being done by our paisanos over at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dell’Inquinamento Luminoso (Light Pollution Science and Technology Institute).

Need a telescope? Check out the promotion Celestron is doing with Astronomy magazine

Astronomy magazine and Celestron are coming to a location near you! Here’s where you can go to win a Celestron telescope and Astronomy magazine prizes…check back regularly for updates (unless otherwise noted, events will be held April 28):

Location: Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Venue: East Kentucky Science Center & Planetarium
Website: bigsandy.kctcs.edu

Location: Schenectady, New York
Venue: Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium
Website: schenectadymuseum.org

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Venue: Fernbank Science Center
Website: fernbank.edu

Location: Boulder, Colorado
Venue: Sommers-Bausch Observatory & Fiske Planetarium
Event date: May 20, 2012
Website: cosmos.colorado.edu and fiske.colorado.edu

Location: Cartersville, Georgia
Venue: Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum 
Website: www.tellusmuseum.org

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: The Adler Planetarium
Website: www.adlerplanetarium.org/

Location: Dayton, Ohio
Venue: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Website: www.boonshoftmuseum.org

Location: Milford, Michigan
Venue: Kensington Metropark
Website: www.metroparks.com

Location: El Paso, Texas
Venue: Gene Roddenberry Planetarium
Website: www.episd.org

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Venue: Lowell Observatory
Website: www.lowell.edu

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Venue: AstroDay at Prince Kuhlo Plaza
Event Date: May 5, 2012
Website: www.astroday.net

Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Venue: Science City at Union Station
Event Date: May 4, 2012
Website: www.sciencecity.com

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Venue: Mueller Planetarium at University of Nebraska State Museum
Website: www.spacelaser.com

Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Venue: Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center
Event date: June 2, 2012
Website: www.sudekumplanetarium.com

Location: Oakland, California
Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center
Website: www.chabotspace.org/

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Venue: Arizona Science Center
Event Date: May 5, 2012
Website: azscience.org

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Venue: Carnegie Science Center
Event date: March 31, 2012
Website: www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Venue: St. Louis Science Center
Website: www.slsc.org

Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Venue: Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
Event Date: June 6, 2012
Website: www.louisville.com/planetarium

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Venue: Franklin Institute Science Museum
Website: www.fi.edu

Location: Seattle, Washington
Venue: Pacific Science Center
Website: www.pacificsciencecenter.org

Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Venue: Retzer Nature Center
Website: www.waukeshacounty.gov/defaultwc.aspx?id=39577

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Venue: Clark Planetarium
Website: www.clarkplanetarium.org

Location: Portland, Oregon
Venue: Kendall Planetarium
Website: www.omsi.edu/planetarium


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