Smithsonian's Stars Lecture Series

On-orbit Observing: An Astronaut View of Our Universe

Feb 8 2014 - 5:15pm
Museum in Washington, DC

4:00 p.m.  Discovery Station (in front of Welcome Center)
5:15 p.m.  Lecture in the Albert Einstein Planetarium
6:30 p.m.  Telescope observing at Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting

Astronauts have played an important role in astronomy since 1962. Learn how, as on-orbit surrogate astronomers, they provide images and impressions of astronomical sights and events from outside Earth’s atmosphere.

Smithsonian's Stars lectures are suitable for ages 13 and up.