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Celebrate Astronomy Week at NHMU!
Celebrate Astronomy Week at the Natural History Museum of Utah! Meet local astronomy experts, learn the difference between comets and asteroids and explore magnetism, light and pressure through hands-on activities designed for adults and children.
In partnership with the University of Utah Department of Physics & Astronomy, the University of Utah's RoboUtes, & Salt Lake Astronomical Society
Included in Museum Admission
Astronomy Week Activities:
Meet local astronomy experts from the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Explore how telescopes work
See how planets outside our solar system are being discovered
About Astronomy Week:
This event was started in 1973 by Doug Berger, the president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California. His intent was to set up various telescopes in busy urban locations so that passersby could enjoys views of the heavens. Since then the event has expanded and is now sponsored by a number of organizations associated with astronomy. There are two Astronomy Weeks nationally celebrated each year, one in October and one in April.