Astronomy Day 2015

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Arizona Science Center says
Astronomy Day 2015
April 25, 2016
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Celebrate 25 Years of Hubble at Arizona Science Center with special guest speakers, Dr. Jeff Hester, famous for his Hubble Space Telescope photos and Dr. Will Grundy from Lowell Observatory. Several astronomy organizations will have hands-on activities including 'What's your weight on other planets", "Moon Phase Mobile" and face painting that's out of this world! Also, beginning at 7:30 p.m. , join the Planetarium team in the park and view the stars through telescopes. The event will highlight the wonders of the universe the Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled. Make sure to enter to win a chance to win a Celestron 70mm refracting telescope, Lowell Observatory tickets or other great prizes! Winners will be drawn at 3:15 p.m. Winner does not need to be present.


Planetarium Schedule:
10:30 - Grand Tour of the Solar System
11:30 - Two Small Pieces of Glass
12:30 - Back to Moon for Good
1:30 - *Special lecture: Dr. Jeff Hester
2:30 - Arizona Skies
3:30 - *Special lecture: Dr. Will Grundy
4:30 - Black Holes

*Included with General Admission. Seating is First Come, First Served.

Special Lectures in the Dorrance Planetarium
"Mission Accomplished: Hubble Space Telescope and Humankind's Understanding of Itself"

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeff Hester
Lecture begins: 1:30 p.m.

Over his 30 year career as an internationally known astrophysicist, Dr. Jeff Hester was a key member of the team that repaired the Hubble Space Telescope. With one foot always on the frontiers of knowledge, he has been researcher, mentor, team leader, award-winning teacher, administrator, and speaker, to name a few of the hats he has worn. These days he is a keynote speaker and coach, helping clients find success in changing time. His Hubble image, the Pillars of Creation, has appeared on a U.S. Postage Stamp and was recently chosen by Time Magazine as among the 100 most influential photographs in history.

"Initial Exploration of the Pluto System in 2015"

Guest Speaker: Dr. Will Grundy, Lowell Observatory
Lecture begins: 3:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Will Grundy from Lowell Observatory and co-investigator of the New Horizons mission team as he shares an inside look in the initial exploration of the Pluto system in 2015. Find out about planned observations, spacecraft capabilities, and a brief history behind getting a spacecraft to Pluto.
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By: Arizona Science Center

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