See Ya’ At Astronomy Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Astronomy Day, an annual celebration of all things celestial. The weather looks horrible, which is all the more reason to come down to the Marshall Alworth planetarium on the UMD campus for a fun day of talks, sky shows, telescope and meteorite displays, and even a simulated mission to a killer asteroid.


Simulated Mars mission (left) and telescope displays on Astro Day ’07 – photos by Eric Norland

The event is put on by the planetarium staff, the UMD Astronomy Club and the Arrowhead Astronomical Society. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, and all shows are free and suitable for all ages. To see a complete schedule of events, just click on the link above.

To top off the day, Dr. Lawrence Rudnick, distinguished teaching professor of astronomy at the U of M, will give the keynote address in Life Science, Room 185 at 6:30 p.m. His lecture is titled "The Greatest Impact: We Are Stardust."

See you there!