Celebrate Astronomy Day at NHMU!

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sky Gallery, The Canyon & Outside Terraces at the Museum

Celebrate Astronomy Day 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 & Salt Lake Astronomical Society 


Included in Museum Admission

Astronomy Day Activities: 

  • Meet local astronomy experts from the Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Examine how telescopes work
  • See how planets outside our solar system are being discovered.
  • Discover what causes a Blood Moon and why they’re occurring so close together.
  • View the sun through special solar scopes
  • Explore with hands-on activites for all ages!



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.