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Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day

Saturday, February 18, 2017

We are ready for blast-off! Join our mission to discover space, astronomy and how scientists learn about our universe through crafts, games and hands-on activities.

Scheduled Activities*

Planet Suncatchers
Use coffee filters to create glimmering sun catchers.

Stomp Rockets
Test your rocket power to see how high you can make a rocket fly.

Orbiting Objects
Discover how objects, like planets in our solar system, orbit with this activity.

Moon Rock Search
Use your astronaut probing skills to unearth “moon rocks.”

Moon-Gazing   
Use “Kidnoculars” to discover small objects on the moon.

Meteorite Association of Georgia
Hear meteorite stories and see meteorite samples with Anita Westlake and John Lacullo.

Sun Gun Telescope
If the sky is clear, get an up-close and safe view of the sun. 

Meteorite Display and Constellation Tubes
Discover pieces of real meteorites and use constellation tubes to test your star knowledge. 

The Search for Life in Space**
11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, Fernbank’s Giant Screen Theater
Discover a new era of space exploration that searches for signs of life elsewhere in the universe.

Tadpole Tales
11:30am, Naturalist Center
Learn how life on other planets would likely be subject to natural selection in this story time session with a Fernbank educator.

Cost: Unless noted, all Astronomy Day activities are included with Museum admission and are free for members.

*Activities offered 10am – 2pm in the Great Hall, unless noted; and are subject to change without notice.

**Requires separate ticket, included in purchase of a Value Pass.