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Event ID:  19917
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Organization:  Von Braun Astronomical Society (VBAS)
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Dates:  13th October 2018 to 13th October 2018
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Type:  Public
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  Alabama
City:  Huntsville
Event Name:  VBAS Astronomy Day
Event Description:  On Saturday, October 13 from 1:00 - 10:00 PM, the Von Braun Astronomical Society will host its annual Astronomy Day at the VBAS facilities in Monte Sano State Park. Events will include family fun activities hosted by local science groups, planetarium shows and telescope observing (weather permitting). All activities are free and open to the public. Outdoor hands-on activities from 1:00 - 5:00 PM will be offered by VBAS, as well as local science enthusiasts. In the past we have had representatives from HAL5 (National Space Society Huntsville Chapter), U.S. Space & Rocket Center, and Lonnie Puterbaugh: Astronomy Van. Short planetarium shows will allow guests to view the night sky indoors, while special solar telescopes outside will offer views of sunspots and solar flares. Visitors may tour both observatory facilities to hear stories about the construction and installation of the telescopes. Evening activities will kick off at 7:00 PM with a presentation indoors by our keynote speaker, former NASA Astronaut, Brigadier General Robert Stewart, USA, Retired, who will speak on his experiences aboard the Space Shuttle. Following our keynote speaker we will have telescopes set up to view the nigh sky, weather permitting.
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