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Explore the Universe Day – Everybody Looks Up!

Explore the Universe Family Day 2011

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Family Day
Saturday, April 21, 2012
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Throughout the Museum in Washington, DC

Join a museum expert for a free, live presentation on the stars in the Albert Einstein Planetarium at 10:30 a.m. (seating is limited and will be is first-come, first-served).

Discuss telescopes with a Galileo re-enactor, chat with expert and amateur astronomers, and gaze at Venus and the Sun from the Museum's Public Observatory, weather permitting.

On-Stage in Space Race (Gallery 114)

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
The Starry Messenger
"Galileo" shares his new discoveries in an interactive theatrical presentation (best for ages 8 and up).

2:00 p.m. 
Star Tales from Italy to Africa and beyond

Hands-On Activities:

  • Uncover the mysteries of the Nebra Disc while making your own
  • Build your own astrolabe
  • Construct a pocket-sized solar clock
  • Discover the Tibetan Zodiac
  • Learn more about astrological star signs
  • Draw your interpretations of real constellations

The Heritage Family Day series is made possible by the generous support of Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Directions to the Museum in Washington, DC
Museum Floorplan

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