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Museum in Washington, DC Astronomical Observing
January 27, 2018 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Stargazing at the Public Observatory

Use telescopes to observe planets, stars, and other wonders of the Universe with your own eyes. Knowledgeable staff will be present to answer questions and guide observing.  This stargazing event will be held if weather conditions permit. For weather and closure updates, check...

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Stargazing at the Public Observatory

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Telescopic observing draws young visitors
Museum in Washington, DC Astronomical Observing
January 28, 2018 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Observe the Sun with safe telescopes

Become an astronomer and observe the skies with a telescope, even during the day!

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Observe the Sun with safe telescopes

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Observing the Sun with safe telescopes at the Public Observatory
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center “Flights of Fancy” Story Time
January 31, 2018 | 11:00 am and 11:30 am

Nobody Owns the Sky by Reeve Lindbergh

Stop by for story time and an activity.

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Nobody Owns the Sky by Reeve Lindbergh

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Book Cover: Nobody Owns the Sky
Museum in Washington, DC Astronomical Observing
January 31, 2018 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Observe the Sun with safe telescopes

Become an astronomer and observe the skies with a telescope, even during the day!

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Observe the Sun with safe telescopes

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Observing the Sun with safe telescopes at the Public Observatory
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
January 31, 2018 | 12:30pm

Explorer I: 60th Anniversary of the 1st U.S. Satellite

Late on the evening of Janaury 31, 1958, the United States Army successfully orbited Explorer 1. It was the answer to the Soviet Union's Sputnik that the American government and public had been waiting for.  Join us for a Facebook Live ...

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Dr. William H. Pickering, Dr. James A. van Allen, and Dr. Wernher von Braun Holding the Explorer 1 Satellite

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Deep Space Climate Observatory

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Host an Event

As a venue for corporate and association events, the National Air and Space Museum offers a private, exclusive experience among the icons of flight at the Museum in Washington, DC or the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Give your guests a special evening in the world's most visited museum.

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