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TWC Astro Events

The Wilderness Center staff has additional astronomy related events for families. Some require registration and/or fees. Details are listed below. Contact The Wilderness Center or TWC Online Calendar for more information. 




Star Watch & Planetarium Show, Fri., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.
All are welcome to join us for the Star Watch.  The icy giants Neptune and Uranus will be visible as well a bright Moon.  We will even throw in some star clusters in the mix.  All ages. Free.  Keep looking up.

Story Time: Outer Space Adventure, Wed., Nov. 19, 11 a.m.
Venture into outer space with stories and songs about the Moon and stars.  We'll go to the Planetarium and pretend to sleep under the stars.  Dress for a short walk to the Planetarium.  Stories are for 3 - 4 year olds, but all ages are welcome.  Free for TWC members; donations requested from nonmembers.

What's Up? Planetarium Show, Wed., Nov. 19 and Sat., Nov. 22, 2 p.m.
Take a half-hour tour of the major constellations and other things you can see in the evening sky for the month.  Optional, stay after the program to make your own star chart to use year round.  All ages.  Free.

Astronomy Meet-Up, Fri., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Join us for an astronomy chat!  We'll discuss a topic of interest, then roll back the roof and do some observing (if it's clear).  Bring your astronomy questions.  Free.  All are welcome.

Star Watch & Planetarium Show, Fri., Dec 5, 8 p.m.
The Moon, Uranus, and Neptune will be on display in the night sky for the December Star Watch.  The constellation Orion will be rising as he follows the Pleiades across the sky.  The planetarium show starts at 8 pm.  All are welcome.  All ages.  Free.  Enjoy the show.

Full Moon Walk: Winter Solstice, Sat., Dec. 6, 5 p.m.
Celebrate Winter!  Winter Solstice, December 21, is the official start of winter.  Go on a quiet walk to see and hear evening wonders.  Moon lore and nature readings help us enjoy the season - will you bring a story, poem, or reading to share?  Share cookies and conservation after the walk.  Rain, snow, or shine!  Free for members; donations requested from nonmembers.

What's Up? Planetarium Show, Wed., Dec. 17 and Sat., Dec. 20, 2 p.m.
Take a half-hour tour of the major constellations and other things you can see in the evening sky for the month.  Optional, stay after the program to make your own star chart to use year round.  All ages.  Free.




The Drop-Ins are at the Interpretive Building; all the rest at the Astronomy Education Building. 

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Last updated November 5, 2014, by Joann Ballbach