New England Fall Astronomy Festival

Friday, September 14, 2018
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Durham
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https://calendar.unh.edu/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=47547

From starry night skies to mysterious dark energy, the New England Fall Astronomy Festival is your ticket to explore outer space right here in your backyard. Join us on September 14th and 15th at the University of New Hampshire Observatory on the Durham campus to learn all about astronomy and space science.

The New England Fall Astronomy Festival opens at 7:00 PM on Friday, Sept. 14 with a keynote address by Dr. Fran Bagenal, a planetary physicist who has worked with NASA missions to Pluto and Jupiter. You can check out the nighttime sky afterward with our telescopes and a laser pointer sky tour. 

The festival re-opens on Saturday, Sept. 15th at 10:30 AM with a day full of astronomy activities for the entire family. There will be hands-on educational activities for kids and classroom materials for teachers. Play our AstroGames, explore the history of our Universe, or build and launch your own small rocket. Learn about space weather, exoplanets, and dark energy at our science talks happening 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.

Come explore outer space with us this fall. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/396866514137652/ 


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