Love the stars? Our happy astronomers have a special suggestion for Valentine’s Day! Few things are more romantic than a star-studded night sky. Whether you’re stargazing alone or with a sweetheart, you’ll be inspired and awed by the amazing sights this Valentine’s Day weekend.
CCAS astronomers Kent Wallace and Brian P. Cox, together with President Aurora Lipper will be taking you on a tour of the night sky so you can star gaze right from home!
Aurora will share information using a planetarium program and Brian will share live telescope images (weather permitting).
They’ll also show you how to use Star Charts to help you navigate and find objects. You can download your sky map free here: Click here to download the current SkyChart (it’s free).
During our time together, you’ll be able to interact with the team, ask questions, and gain insight on objects to search for as you take your star gazing to the next level. It will be like watching a planetarium star show only from your computer screen!
Be sure to invite all your friends – we can accommodate thousands of people!
Don’t forget to watch for the downloadable handout, which is released about one week prior to the show. This free, printable handout will have tips on getting ready for the session, handy facts about the topics we’ll cover, and more!
All you need to join this event is an internet connection. You can use an iPad, personal computer, or YouTube enabled TV.
Getting ready for the Star Party
Wondering what we’ll cover during the Virtual Star Gazing? Download our Virtual Star Party Handout.
This free, printable handout has tips on getting ready for the session, handy facts about the topics we’ll cover, and more!
Two handouts are available. One with astronomy pictures and one without (in case you don’t want to use up lots of ink), but all the information is the same.
(You’ll need Adobe Acrobat to view or print this handout. Click here to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader)
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