ONLINE - Virtual Skywatching: Exploring the Night Sky

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Event Time: 
7:00pm - 8:00pm
graphic image showing planets stars and moon
Event Description: 

Chicken Little was Right, The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling. Come find out why. We will use the "I" word to explore things like Comets (by making one), Asteroids and the dinosaurs and any upcoming meteor shower. Don't know what the "I" word is, then join us and find out. Learn fun and unique ways to leave the planet, journey to the stars and still be back in time for dinner...and so much more. Time machines provided by the Westminster Astronomical Society.

This virtual program will stream on the museum's Facebook page -

Wayne "Skip" Bird is a NASA Heliophysics Ambassador, and presently the Outreach Director/Night Sky Network Guru for the Westminster Astronomical Society, an outreach fanatic (definition of fanatic: someone who will not change his mind AND will not change the subject). He is also a “MAD” Science teacher for TGIF a home school group and owner of He is the world-renowned author of "Night Flying Astronomy Bird" articles (OK, maybe world-renowned is being a little modest), and the World's Greatest Dad -- he has the button to prove it, but enough about me. Astronomer Skip Bird takes us on a virtual tour of the night sky.

Event Type: 
Lecture / Talk
Planetarium Show
Telescope Viewing
Open to the General Public?: 
Astronomy,  Earth's Moon,  Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune,  Mars,  Mercury & Venus
Event Location: 
9 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg9, Montgomery County 20877
United States
Additional Comments: 
This program will stream on Facebook, no registration required.