Star Party: Celebrate the Moon & Beyond

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LocationOlin Observatory located at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter

Olin Observatory

Gustavus Adolphus College
Address 2: 
800 W College Ave
St. Peter

Join us for all or part of an evening of astronomy related activities. If the sky is clear, we will be viewing the waxing gibbous Moon through a variety of telescopes and binoculars with the hopes of identifying general features and locating specific sites on the Moon. Fair weather will also allow us to catch a view of Saturn before it sets at about 8:15 pm, as well as view a variety of deep sky objects such as nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies. The Olin Observatory is located on the 4th floor of Olin Hall on the Gustavus campus. Click here to see the location on the College map (search for F.W. Olin Hall). Parking is in the Olin or Nobel Lots (Lot J and Lot K). In the event we are not able to view the sky (or Moon), we will share a presentation on the Moon and Planets in Olin 103 (on the first floor) at 7:15 and 8:30 pm. 

Indoor activities for kids and adults of all ages will be available in Olin 103 including:

Reading Corner: Join us for readings from children's books about the Moon
Moon Coloring Puzzle: Create a colorful, community portrait of the Moon
Hide and Seek Moon: Find images of animals on Moon poster with binoculars
Sizing Up the Moon: Create a model of the relative sizes of the Moon and Earth and distance between them
Moon Jump: Compare the difference between gravity on the Earth and the Moon by measuring the height of your vertical jump
Discover and Exoplanet: Use tools to visualize data and model how a star's light dims as a planet transits in front of it
Ice Zones: Where we look for ice

Appropriate for:

All Ages

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