Astronomy Day, May 14
Presented by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association, Astronomy Day this Sat. May 14 2016 features daytime activities and displays for the entire family at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah.
Held at the Visitor Center, activities and programs include safe solar gazing, displays on astronomy, astronomical equipment and apps, astronomical art and more. This event is free and open to the public. Return later that evening for our springtime ‘Gazing in the Garden’ event, too!
BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2016
Adults (ages 17 +): $5
Youth (ages 6 – 16): $3
Children (ages 5 & younger): Free
FREE Gazing in the Garden, May 14
8-10PM Sat. May 14
Outdoors on the Event Field @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah
Free to the Public
In partnership with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association, enjoy the out-of-doors night with “space fun” and stargazing.
After the mid-May sun sets at 8:16 pm and the sky darkens, the first-quarter moon becomes more visible and doesn’t set until around midnight. Come to the Event Field for viewing of the waxing crescent moon, constellations and Milky Way Galaxy through various-size telescopes that Association members (or you) bring. The evening wraps up at 10 pm.
Dress for the evening weather, bring a favorite cold or hot beverage, lawn chair/blanket and snack basket (alcohol is prohibited). Be aware that fire ants may be under your blanket or chair on your particular chosen spot on the Event Field.
For specific information, direct all inquiries to Liz Lubrani at (912) 921-5460, ext. 202.
Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:
“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here