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Family Star Party: Planets, a Comet, and NORAD Tracks Santa – Oh My!

Family Star Party: Planets, a Comet, and NORAD Tracks Santa – Oh My!

Inspire the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts with a fun, learning environment for the whole family.

Event Series:

Family Star Party

December 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm MST

Admission:

No fee for outdoor telescope viewing. 1/2 price admission for Discovery Center indoor activities. Adults $5.00 Children $3.00
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Location:

Space Foundation Discovery Center
Family Star Party

Event Details:

Planets, a Comet, and NORAD Tracks Santa – Oh My!

Join us as we aim our telescopes below Venus just after sunset to get a view of Comet Leonard.

We will also be joined the NORAD Tracks Santa! Come learn how NORAD has been tracking Santa on his sleigh for 65 years and create a fun Space & Santa craft.

We don’t often have the opportunity to see a comet, so this is a great chance to come out for a fun and exciting evening with us for Family Star Party!

Night Sky Viewing Outside: (weather permitting)

  • See Comet Leonard through the telescopes
  • Planet viewing (Jupiter, Saturn, Venus)
  • Near full Moon
  • Enjoy the Mobile Earth & Space Observatory (MESO*)
  • Telescope support provided by members of Colorado Springs Astronomical Society

Inside:

  • NORAD Tracks Santa
  • Kids: create a fun Space & Santa craft!
  • Science on a Sphere presentations: Comets and other celestial objects
  • El Pomar Space Gallery scavenger hunt

Preparations for NORAD Tracks Santa Are Underway > North American Aerospace Defense Command > Press Releases

 

*MESO – the Mobile Earth & Space Observatory with their 12″ telescope and space-themed exhibit.

Space Foundation Discovery Center Family Star Parties are supported by members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society.

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No fee for outdoor telescope viewing. Discovery Center indoor activities fee: half price admission.

 

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