Astronomy Day and Cassini at AMNH

By Phil Plait | May 8, 2008 5:30 pm

Two things, quickly:

1) If you’re in the NYC area, the American Museum of Natural History is hosting a Cassini exhibit, showing many of the beautiful images from the Saturn probe. You have plenty of time to see it; it runs through March 2009. Carolyn Porco will be giving a talk there in September, too.

2) Saturday is Astronomy Day! Universe Today has details on some events. Remember, if you’re in the Detroit area, I’m giving two talks there; one Friday night and another Saturday afternoon.

3) OK, a third thing: my friend Karen Stollznow is hosting the Skeptics’ Circle. I really need to start submitting to that. One more thing to do on a very long list of things to do.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff, Skepticism

Comments (5)

  1. Speaking of National Astronomy Day:

    The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, in cooperation with Flandrau Science Center and local astronomers will have telescopes set up from 3:30PM until 10:00 on the U of A Mall by the Science Center. During the day, filters will allow viewing the Sun, and at night, you can see the Moon, planets, and stars. Local astronomer David Levy and his wife will be there to raise money for their Sharing The Sky Foundation. Admission is free.

    quick cut from where I posted it on my job’s web site.

    J/P=?

  2. «bønez_brigade»

    Saturday is also Pangea Day, and a film called ‘Pale Blue Dot’ (referencing Sagan, of course) is one of the featured films for the event:
    http://www.pangeaday.org/pangeadayFilms.php

    Interestingly, I was notified of this through the CICLOPS email list. It also said that Porco will be speaking at the event in Los Angeles.

  3. overstroming

    Huh? UT reported that the first friday in May is Space Day, now we’ve got an Astronomy Day? How many more of these events are there?

    Anyway, it gives me another chance to try out my new telescope for the neighbour’s benefit. Maybe this time without the “schweinwolke”.
    ;-)

  4. Michael Lonergan

    Totally off topic: Garret Reisman, aboard the ISS? Did anyone see this totally awesome interview with Stephen Colbert? Okay, BA nation, let’s get Phil’s “Death From The Skies” on the Colbert reprt, and then on the ISS!

  5. Thomas Siefert

    Regarding item 1) “You have plenty of time to see it; it runs through March 2009.”

    Don’t ever say that… We said that exact thing about “The First Emperor” exhibition in the British Museum and we missed it.
    Just go now!

    Just like the time I could have met Mr. T at the mall. The entire day, I kept saying, ‘I’ll go a little later, I’ll go a little later…’ And when I got there, they told me he just left. And when I asked the mall guy if he’ll ever come back again, he said he didn’t know. Well, I’m never going to let something like that happen again!

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