Durham, NH : From starry night skies to mysterious dark energy, the New England Fall Astronomy Festival is your ticket to explore outer space. Learn all about astronomy and space science on September 14th and 15th at the University of New Hampshire Observatory on the Durham campus.
The Festival opens Friday at 7pm with a keynote address by Dr. Fran Bagenal, a planetary physicist who has worked with NASA missions to Pluto and Jupiter. Afterwards, you can check out the nighttime sky with the University of New Hampshire telescopes and a laser pointer sky tour.
The festival re-opens on Saturday, at 10:30am with a day full of astronomy activities for the entire family. Highlights include: hands-on educational activities for kids and classroom materials for teachers, play AstroGames, explore the history of the Universe, or build and launch your own small rocket. Learn about space weather, exoplanets, and dark energy with guest speakers/workshops throughout the day. Try your luck at the astronomy raffle to win your very own telescope and other cool prizes.
The New England Fall Astronomy Festival is FREE for all ages and open to the public. This event brought to you by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society and the UNH Physics Department.
Location: University of New Hampshire Observatory, 9 Spinney Lane, Durham, NH 03823
Date: Sept 14 & 15, 2018
Time: Fri 6:45pm – Sat, 10:30am -11:45pm
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