Astronomy: Wonders of the Night Sky

Fee: Free.


Dates & Times

Date:

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Time:

6:30 PM

Duration:

2 hours

Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program
Cultural/Craft Demonstration
Performance
Talk

Description

Wonders of the Night Sky

The night sky is the largest natural resource at George Washington Carver National Monument. Come and learn about celestial navigation, star stories, lunar phases, and the effects of light pollution at this special “after dark in the park” event. This free program will begin with a 30-minute indoor presentation followed by a night sky tour and storytelling on Saturday, November 23rd at 6:30 p.m. The outside portion will be cancelled if it is raining so please call the park or check the park Facebook page for program updates. A telescope will be provided to enhance viewing opportunities.

In honor of Native American Heritage month, special guest Robert Lewis, Community and Education specialist for the Cherokee nation, will share time honored stories about the Night Sky, its creation, and its meaning to indigenous cultures. Mr. Lewis is an award-winning Native American storyteller, author, and artist of Cherokee, Navajo, and Apache descent.

Young astronomers can earn a special Junior Ranger Night Explorer patch and certificate by learning more about the night sky. Kids of all ages can also learn about our moon, constellations, and other planets with various activities and crafts. Please ask a park ranger for details when you arrive.

Reservation or Registration: Yes


Contact Information

Curtis Gregory
417.325.4151
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