Join us on Saturday, December 20, for a special Astronomy on Deck in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring Dr. Denton Ebel
, Curator (Meteorites) Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History.Astronomy Night is free but RSVP is required. Guests must be at least 21 years old
as beer and wine will be available to purchase.
Following the December 4 test flight of the Orion space launch system, Dr. Ebel will discuss what the launch means for future exploration of potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids, the Moon, and eventually, Mars. Bringing a geologist's perspective to planetary exploration through the study of samples from comets, asteroids, the Moon and Mars, and satellite measurements of Mercury and other bodies, he will discuss future manned missions using the Orion system as well as robotic missions to enlighten humanity about, and take ownership of, our cosmic neighborhood.
Doors open for this event at 6:45pm. There will be no outdoor viewings for this Astronomy Night and all activities will take place in the Space Shuttle Pavilion.
The Space Shuttle Pavilion is equipped with induction hearing loops and is accessible to people who use wheelchairs. To request accommodations such as ASL Interpretation or a social narrative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Doors open 6:45pm
- Guests must be 21+
- No Outdoor Viewings