Astronomy Day | Environment
Von Braun Astronomical Society is celebrating Astronomy Day on Saturday, October 16th. The event will be held at the facility inside Monte Sano State Park from 2:00-6:00 pm. There will be outdoor activities for children, solar telescope viewing and other telescopes on display.
From 3pm to 5 there will be a planetarium show entitled "Harry Potter Astronomy." A "Spooky Skies" show will be featured at 4 and 6 o'clock.
At 7:30 pm our special guest speaker, Ray Cronise, will present Space For Rent: Who will be the next generation "Exploreneurs?" Based on his experiences as a cofounder of Zero-G and co-owner of Space Adventures, Ray will discuss these early days of pushing through the "you can't possibly do that" mindset that was pervasive in a community that once landed man on the moon. We'll take close examination of how the first generation of space entrepreneurs broke through these barriers and some of the opportunities that exist in the decade ahead.
Beginning at 8:00 pm as the skies darken, members of VBAS will have telescopes pointed at beautiful objects in the night sky. Everyone is welcome to take a look and stay as long as they like. This is a great time to get familiar with some constellations and/or look through a telescope. Bring the whole family and enjoy the VBAS facility in beautiful Monte Sano State Park. You might want to bring a picnic supper too, so you can stay until the stars come out!