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Family Star Party: Earthshine
Inspire the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts with a fun, learning environment for the whole family.
Event Series:Family Star Party
April 6, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm MDT
Admission:Free outside, half-price admission inside
Location:Space Foundation Discovery Center
After a New Moon, we can often see what is called ‘Earthshine’, or the light from Earth reflecting on the unlit portion of the Moon.
Join us as we aim our telescopes at the crescent Moon and other stunning deep-sky objects like galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.
Outside (weather permitting):
- Crescent Moon
- Orion the Hunter
- Pleiades star cluster
- Enjoy the Mobile Earth & Space Observatory (MESO) — Telescope support provided by members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society
- Science on a Sphere®: Exploring our Moon
- El Pomar Space Gallery scavenger hunt
Space Foundation Discovery Center Family Star Parties are supported by members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society.
No fee for outdoor telescope viewing. Discovery Center indoor activities fee: half-price admission.
Passport Member Benefit — Complimentary Admission
Become a Passport Member: Discovery Center Passport