Family Earth and Sky Night
Family Earth and Sky Night on Saturday, April 29, 2023
Presented by The Astronomy Club of Augusta, DuPont Planetarium, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, and University of South Carolina Aiken
Come join us at the Ruth Patrick Science Center (RPSEC) at the University of South Carolina Aiken for a fun filled evening as we celebrate Family Earth and Sky Night. Events include planetarium shows, hands-on activities, night-sky viewing, and viewing utilizing the Bechtel Telescope.
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – FREE
A variety of hands-on activities will be available from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. to allow people to experience the wonders of earth and space science. Many activities will have materials you can take home with you to remember this wonderful night. Live animals will be on display, including snakes, turtles, alligators, and owls.
8:30 – 10:30 p.m. – FREE
Members of the Astronomy Club of Augusta will host naked-eye, binocular, and telescope observing of the moon, planets, and stars this evening on the lawn. Bring a blanket, towel or reclining lounge chair! There will be opportunity to get comfortable and observe the night sky. People can stand or lie back and observe the stars appear as our patch of Earth turns away from the Sun.
Club members will have several telescopes set up on the RPSEC lawn. Take advantage of this opportunity to see sky objects, to gain an understanding about our night sky, and to learn about the models available for amateur astronomers. The Bechtel Telescope in the RPSEC Observatory will also be available for viewing the wonders of the sky. For safety, we will project the telescopic images to large screens.
Normal Rates Apply
7pm: Magic Tree House: Space Mission
8pm: Seven Wonders
9pm: Ancient Sky Lore
10pm: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon