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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center Star Party

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center Star Party


In honor of International Observe the Moon Night, NOVAC and the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA are joining forces to share telescope views of the First Quarter Moon and other wonders of the universe. You do not need to be a member of the club or own any astronomical equipment to attend.

The event will take place on the bus parking lot of the museum. Please park your vehicle in the main visitors lot and follow signs to the observing site from the main entrance. As a reminder, parking after 4pm is free.

Shortly before sunset, feel free to inspect the different telescopes and other visual equipment on the field. Have a cosmic question? One of NOVAC's astronomers or museum staff will be happy to help you. After sunset be prepared to enjoy the wonders of the night sky!

Don't forget to dress appropriately for the weather. Please check the forecast. For lighting, cover a flashlight in red cellophane (the darker the better). Bring along water to keep hydrated and plan on staying the entire evening or as long as the weather allows.

Note: This outdoor event is weather-dependent and may be cancelled because of significant cloud cover or precipitation.

COVID-19 safety measures
Event will be outdoor
The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.
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