Family Astronomy Night at the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum

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    When:
    May 16, 2015 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm America/New York Timezone
    2015-05-16T18:45:00-04:00
    2015-05-16T22:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Intrepid Sea
    Air & Space Museum, Pier 86 W 46th St and 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

    SPEND AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS AT

    FAMILY ASTRONOMY NIGHT

    AT

    THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

    SATURDAY, MAY 16

    6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

    Stargaze from the flight deck of Intrepid during our Family Astronomy Night on Saturday, May 16, from 6:45pm–10:00pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan. This event will feature fun-filled and educational experiences for the whole family, including talks by astrophysicists, trivia with prizes and outdoor viewings!

    Local astronomers will be on hand with their high-powered telescopes to help you navigate the night sky and answer any questions about astronomy and star-gazing. Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars or look through the telescopes of the experts.

    Visitors will meet astrophysicist Juan Ibáñez-Mejía and learn about the history of space exploration, including exciting new discoveries on the horizon, like the Orion mission to send astronauts to Mars. Also on hand will be astrophysicist Marcos Santander, who will explain cosmic rays in the universe and the mystery of their origin.

    The event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.   RSVP online at www.intrepidmuseum.org