On-orbit Observing: An Astronaut View of Our Universe

February 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.

The Smithsonian’s Stars Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from NASA.