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Family Star Party: It’s GALAXY Season!
Inspire the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts with a fun, learning environment for the whole family.
Event Series:Family Star Party
March 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MST
Admission:Free outside, half-price admission inside
Location:Space Foundation Discovery Center
Did you know there was a “Galaxy Season?”
If you didn’t, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most of us know about our favorite sports season, but astronomers and space enthusiasts also have a season – Galaxy Season.
From early March through May, we can see more galaxies in our telescopes because we are looking through a less dense area of the Milky Way.
Join us as we aim our telescopes at some of the most distant objects we can see with ‘backyard’ telescopes… Galaxies.
Outside (weather permitting):
- Orion the Hunter
– Enjoy the Mobile Earth & Space Observatory (MESO)
– Telescope support provided by members of Colorado Springs Astronomical Society
- Science on a Sphere: Exploring Galaxies and more
- El Pomar Space Gallery scavenger hunt
*MESO – the Mobile Earth & Space Observatory with their 12″ telescope and space-themed exhibit.
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!
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