Friday Night April 20 Star Lights - Yerkes April Star Party

Post date: Apr 04, 2012 1:29:13 AM

Clear or cloudy, Yerkes Observatory will host its April Star Party on Friday April 20, 2012 from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. We invite you to join us in exploring the very visible universe.  The planets Mars and Venus will be perfectly situated for our observing pleasure.  The summer constellations will be greeting us in the east as we say goodbye to our winter friends in the west.  Special addition to this evening's party:  the use of digital cameras to photograph constellations.But don't worry if it's cloudy.  Inside, you'll be able to see how telescopes from around the world can be operated remotely through SKYNET. There will be plenty of hands-on activities and some short presentations available as well. Bring the entire family, and join the Yerkes April Star Party. The cost for this event is $5.00 per person, with a maximum of $15.00 per family. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Available space is limited, so please pre-register here.Yerkes Observatory also hosts Family Night Programs.  Click here for Family Night information and dates.