Astronomy Night

Event Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Event Time: 
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Event Description: 

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and its partner the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will host an Astronomy night from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 15, featuring Earth’s Moon and Apollo’s 50th Anniversary.

The Apollo lunar flights may have ended in 1972, but the moon has remained of great interest to NASA, the public, and scientists around the world. Robotic missions, such as LADEE launched from Wallops Flight Facility, continue to add to our scientific knowledge of the moon.

This lunar-themed event begins with an astronomy presentation in the Visitor Center’s auditorium at 7 p.m. followed by night sky observations through high-powered telescopes operated by the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation on the grounds of the Visitor Center from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. The astronomy presentation will take place regardless of the weather conditions. However, the telescope viewing is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

Event Type: 
Educational
Lecture / Talk
Telescope Viewing
Open to the General Public?: 
Yes
Topic: 
Apollo 50th Anniversaries,  Astronomy,  Earth's Moon,  Mars,  Science
Mission: 
Apollo Program,  InSight,  Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter,  Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity)
Event Location: 

NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center

175 Chincoteague Rd Building J-20 Route
Wallops IslandVirginia 23337
United States