Astronomy Day at Huntley Meadows Park
rescheduled for Sunday, 28 April, 3-9 p.m.
permitting, join Planetarium
Teachers from Fairfax County Public Schools (Sandburg, Hayfield,
Edison, & TJHSST), volunteers from the Northern
Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC), and Fairfax County Park Authority
Naturalists for a local celebration of National
Astronomy Day 2002 on Saturday, 20 April 2002, at Huntley Meadows
Park, Fairfax County, VA.
A variety of activities are planned. From 3:00 'til 9:00 p.m., astronomy experts will be on-hand to provide guidance and answer questions. Planetarium Teachers will provide a guided tour of the evening sky, featuring all five of the visible planets as well as prominent stars & constellations visible with the unaided eye. Binoculars and telescopes will be available for public observation of day and night sky phenomena, including sunspots (3:00 - 6:00 p.m.), the First Quarter Moon (day & night), planets, especially Jupiter and Saturn (beginning at twilight), and other night sky targets such as binary stars, star clusters, and galaxies.
Two formal workshops (reservations required) will be held at the Huntley Meadows Park Visitor Center:
Rain Date: Sunday, 28 April 2002
[Astronomy Day@HMP is part of the program, "Bringing Astronomy to the People"--the Sandburg Planetarium public outreach initiative for 2001-2002.]