Astronomy Virtual Family Day
September 17 and 18, 2021
Soar Together @ Air and Space is a monthly family program from the National Air and Space Museum. Through live events and interactive activities you can do anytime, your family can explore a different air and space topic every month.
In September, we’ll help you and your family get ready to gaze at the stars and enjoy all the sky has to offer. Through activities and live programs, your family will learn the basics of observing the sky, including how to prepare for observing, what amazing celestial objects you can find with just your eyes, and how to share that experience with each other. No matter where you are, you can use these simple tools to look up and explore.
Sign up now to receive a reminder of when the Soar Together @ Air and Space weekend program launches!
Register for the Virtual Planetarium Show and Shared Storytime programs now using the links below and check back on Friday, September 17 when we launch our full Family Day activities.
Shared Storytime: There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars
Friday, September 17, 10 to 10:30 am ET
Saturday, September 18, 10 to 10:30 am ET
Tune in for a reading of There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars by Bob Crelin and learn more about how light pollution hides our starry skies and harms wildlife. After the reading, learn some helpful techniques for viewing stars in your own backyard. Register for the Friday storytime or register for the Saturday storytime.
Virtual Planetarium Show: Find Your Way
Saturday, September 18, 1 to 2 pm ET
Stargaze (and planet-gaze!) with our astronomy educators in this virtual planetarium show. Learn the basics of finding your way in the sky, and explore the many things you can see without a telescope. Our experts will be on hand to answer your questions! This program will be held on Zoom webinar with live closed captioning. Register for the free virtual planetarium show.
Soar Together @ Air and Space is made possible by the generous support of Northrop Grumman.