Stargazing on the Lawn at the Museum of Science & History

Jan 28, 2022

Memphis Museum of Science and History - MoSH
3050 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
United States

Jan 28, 2022 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

CELEBRATE THE NIGHT SKY WITH MOSH ON THE FRONT LAWN OF THE PINK PALACE MANSION

There will be activities and talks on the lawn and inside the Museum.  Indoor activities will be open through 7:00 pm. There will be observing on the lawn through telescopes operated by volunteers from the community as well as planetarium staff. Short planetarium shows describing the sky tonight, and maybe a few surprises, will go on approximately every 30 minutes.

Pre-purchase tickets only, wristbands required. There will be a selection of telescopes displayed on the mezzanine with experts to talk with visitors about how the different types of telescopes work as well as pros and cons of each.

ASTRONOMY ACTIVITIES:

Design a Galaxy – Learn about the fascinating features that make different galaxies unique and create your own with glow in the dark paint.

Gravity Well – Use marbles to discover what a gravity well is and how celestial bodies are pulled into orbit in space.

Webb Space Telescope Origami – The James Webb Space telescope is designed to fold into a rocket and unfold again in space. Learn about the elegant engineering that deploys the Primary Mirror with an origami activity.

Galaxy Walk – Take a walk through the universe. On this self-guided activity, learn about observed galaxies including what they look like, how far away they are from the Milky Way Galaxy, and how big they our compared to other galaxies.