National Astronomy Day Saturday April 28
Astronomy Day is coming us this weekend! Join CAAS and the State Parks of Arkansas at beautiful Pinnacle Mountain State Park for an afternoon and evening of fantastic astronomy events. The fun starts at 2:00 PM at the visitors center with telescopes set up for your solar viewing pleasure, if you don’t want to see the Sun then maybe you would care to roast a marshmallow using direct heat from our closest star (you will want to be careful though, you can have roasted rather than toasted marshmallows in seconds!). At 2:30 PM join us for a hike from the Sun to Pluto when we shrink the solar system down to a mere 1,000 yards long! At 3:00 PM you can take a “Cosmic Voyage” in the form of a film narrated by Morgan Freeman. We will also have Dr. Tony Hall from the UALR Physics and Astronomy Department on hand showcasing some of the university’s prize meteorites and Dr. Hall will let you make your very own meteor crater impact (space kids of all ages will love this activity!). Water rockets at 5:30 PM and a presentation by Dr. Hall at 7:00 PM will lead up to a star party at 8:00 to 10:00 PM. Come on out and see the universe in all its splendor! For Free!