Astronomy Programs

Marq Marquette with his Telescope

Every month we hold TWO FREE astronomy events for the whole family. These after-hours evening programs are designed to be FUN as well as educational! Our Astronomy Coordinator, Mark Marquette, provides a large telescope and other equipment. Guests are also welcome to bring their own telescope for some hands-on training and tips. You and your whole family can take part in these great opportunities to learn about the night skies and have fun doing it!

View Mark Marquette and some of his equipment.

1) Monthly “Starry Starry Astronomy Night”

Have fun learning about the stars and planets during our FREE monthly “Starry Starry Astronomy Night” held the Second Tuesday of EACH month, from 7PM – 9PM at the American Space Museum. We meet in the museum classroom for a short program on current events in astronomy, followed by some urban stargazing in the parking lot if weather cooperates.

For a current list of program topics, dates and times, please visit our “Starry Starry Astronomy Night” Event page where you can also find our location and contact information.

2) Monthly “Moon Gaze”

Scheduled around the First Quarter Moon, bring the family to see Apollo landing sites, craters and mountain ranges, and maybe a planet, galaxy or nebula if visible! Learn about urban stargazing and seeing the Universe from your backyard. Our FREE monthly “Moon Gaze” is held at the American Space Museum parking lot off U.S. 1 South.

The day and time varies with the moon. For a current list of dates and times, please visit our “Moon Gaze” Event page where you can also find our location and contact information.