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Family Star Party: Earthshine

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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 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm MDT

Admission:

Free outside, half-price admission inside

Location:

Space Foundation Discovery Center
Family Star Party

Event Details:

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.

Activities
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

Inside:

  • 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.

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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