Astronomy Day Activities on the Norwich Campus: April 29, 2017

Has anyone ever promised you the Moon and the stars? We deliver them—weather permitting, of course!

Come to the gazebo on the Norwich Crescent this Saturday April 29 for National Astronomy Day activities. Norwich physics faculty will be on hand to help you:

– Learn safe ways to view the Sun
– Create pinhole projectors *
– Look at the Moon through binoculars and telescopes
– Test your eyesight with the stars
– View a storm older than any person alive and so big it could swallow the Earth!
– See a binary star system and explain what it is

Albireo: binary star (Photo: hubblesite.org)

Albireo: binary star
(Photo: hubblesite.org)

DAYTIME ACTIVITIES
3 PM to 5 PM

(There will be a break from 5-8 PM for dinner.)

EVENING ACTIVITIES
8 PM to 10 PM

LOCATION
Gazebo on the Norwich Crescent

RAIN DATE
We can try to predict the weather, but Mother Nature sure doesn’t answer to us. If it’s raining or the sky is too overcast to see anything on Saturday, we’ll move the activities to Sunday, April 30,* same times and locations. (If we do move it to Sunday, we’ll post an update here.)

* Sunday also happens to be Worldwide Pinhole Camera Day. In that spirit, the faculty have built in some pinhole-camera activities that will be fun to do on either day.

HAVE A TELESCOPE AND WANT TO LEARN HOW TO USE IT?
Bring it along. We can help you with that, too!

All are welcome, including members of the greater community. Come one, come all!

CONTACT
Art Pallone
Physics Professor
apallone@norwich.edu
802-485-2317 weekday
802-382-0481 mobile/weekend
voices.norwich.edu/artpallone/

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