Family Earth and Sky Night

May 10, 2003

6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at USC Aiken

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at USC Aiken will be presenting Family Earth and Sky Night.  This will be a fun filled evening of celebration for the entire family.  Celebration will be held rain or shine.  Plan to bring the whole family along with friends for an evening to remember.  There will be various activities such as Planetarium shows, telescope viewing, lectures and hand-on activities.  There will be something for everyone!

May 10 is also National Astronomy Day.  Each Spring as National Astronomy Day is held thousands of  eyes will see through a telescope for the first time.  They will see for the first time what amateurs and professional astronomers have been dazzled with for years.

We also celebrate Earth Dary each Spring.  Earth Day is an awareness day to focus on protecting our environment for the future.

Planetarium shows: The new show, "Shadows in Space" will be available on a first come, first served basis.  The shows will begin at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 p. m.  The cost for planetariums shows are: Adults $4, Senior Citizens $3, PK-12 Students $2. 

Telescope Viewing: The Augusta Astronomy Club will have members here with their telescopes available for the public to use.  Come and see many wonders of the sky.  This a good opportunity to learn about telescopes, especially if you have been considering the purchase of one.

Astronomy Lectures: Lectures will be presented on astronomy topics at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Hands-on Activities:A variety of hands-on activities will be available to help you understand the wonders of earth science.  Many of the activities will have materials that you can take home with you including you very own star chart.


Related Links

National Astronomy Day is May 10, 2003.

Earth Day is April 22, 2003.

Telescope Viewing Tips.