Astronomy Nights

Photo by Chris Robart

(Astronomy Themed Speaker Nights)

Evenings begin with a 40-minute illustrated presentation within the Administration building on a variety of exciting astronomy topics and the history of the facility. Following the presentation, the 74” telescope will be demonstrated. If the sky is clear, the dome will be opened and the telescope pointed to an interesting celestial object for the visitors to view. Although the sky is not always clear enough for viewing, programs run regardless of the weather (i.e. – a talk and demonstration of the 74” telescope are always provided). On clear nights, smaller telescopes may be available for celestial viewing; on cloudy nights, Visitors can attend a second presentation in our SkyLab for a simulation and discussion about the current nighttime sky.

Friday May 31  9:00-11:30 pm37436
Saturday June 8  9:00-11:30 pm37461
Saturday June 810:00 pm-12:30 am38155
Saturday June 29 9:00 pm-11:30 pm37463
Saturday June 2910:00 pm-12:30 am38156
Saturday July 69:00 pm-11:30 pm37464
Saturday July 610:00 pm-12:30 am38157
Saturday August 39:00 pm-11:30 pm37467
Saturday August 310:00 pm-12:30 am38158
Saturday August 318:30 pm-11:00 pm37569
Saturday August 319:30 pm-12:30 am38159

To register for any one of these programs please visit the Richmond Hill ActiveRH website (or click on the program code).