Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018

What: "Astronomy Day: Science on Spaceship Earth" at The College of Idaho is a free event for all ages, featuring science activities about space, astronomy, chemistry, biology, and geology. There will be planetarium shows, activities, science demonstrations, face painting, stargazing, and more!

When: Saturday, April 21nd. Astronomy and other science activities will be held from 6:30pm-9:30pm, and then stargazing through telescopes will be held 9:30pm-11:30pm (if weather permits).

Who: YOU! Anyone with an interest in astronomy.

Where: The College of Idaho, in the Boone Science Building. Parking is available in the Boone Parking lot.

Tentative Schedule of Events—Times for each activity are approximate.  Anyone is welcome to arrive and leave according to your own schedule.

6:30-9:30   Outdoor Activities

Science activities - examples may include: 

  • Scale model of solar system
  • Non-Newtonian fluids
  • Solar viewing
  • Seasons
  • Phases of the Moon
  • Face painting
  • Photo booth with Star Wars characters

6:30-9:30 Indoor Activities

Science activities - examples may include:

  • Building a take-home scale model of solar system
  • Chemistry demos
  • Planetarium programs
  • Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History
  • Hexaflexagons
  • Mobius strips
  • Hearts and Brains

Gift Shop

9:45-11:30 Telescope and Constellation Viewing (weather permitting)