[cas_announce] National Astronomy Day this Saturday at CAS

  • From: Craig Niemi <craig_niemi@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Announce CAS_ <cas_announce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:07:29 -0700 (PDT)

Join your fellow CAS members in celebrating National Astronomy Day by  
volunteering at this weekend's event.

And pass the word to friends, family, neighbors and colleagues.


the Night Sky!


The Cincinnati Astronomical Society celebrates National
Astronomy Day 2012 by sharing the wonders of the night
sky with children of all ages, families, scouts and teachers.


National Astronomy Day began in 1973. Astronomical
societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories across the country sponsor
public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to
increase public awareness about the profession and hobby of astronomy and our
wonderful universe. 


Join us on Saturday April 28th for spectacular
views of the planets Venus, Mars and Saturn. You’ll be amazed by the thousands
of craters you can see on our Moon.  

Saturday your family will first enjoy a multimedia presentation,
have plenty of time to have all your astronomical questions answered and then
astronomers will train their four powerful telescopes to the sky. We’ll have
activities & displays for all ages and hot chocolate will be available to
take the chill off. Astronomers will be on hand to answer all your

(Program and activities are held cloudy or clear, viewing is weather

     April 28thProgram
     begins at 8:00pmTelescope
     Viewing follows after 9pm
     (weather permitting)Admission is Free. Open to all ages.No reservations 

Upcoming events:Saturday April 28    Stargaze at Keehner Park in West 
Chester    8-11:30p
Saturday May 5th   Space Day at iSpace    10a-2pm
Sunday May 20th    Fun in the Sun              2-5pmTuesday June 5th  Transit 
of Venus      Programs and viewing locations include Fernald Preserve & Drake 
Planetarium. More info soon.

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