Saturday July 25
Rocketry: 2 to 4 pm Stargazing: 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Penn Dixie invites rocket enthusiasts and astronomy buffs out for a day of rocket launches followed by stargazing. Guests will learn about rockets and how they work, how different sized model rockets are launched, and learn about the history of space flight. Bring your own model rocket to launch! Explore our solar system with astronomy themed crafts and activities.
After an afternoon of rocket launches, join Penn Dixie astronomers for an evening of stargazing. Our astronomers will map the night sky — including stars, planets, constellations, and deep space objects — for you using a variety of telescopes and specialized equipment. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, warm clothing, blankets, and food/beverages. We’ll have plenty of telescopes, but you can bring yours along, too, if you’d like some expert advice.
Rocketry portion is included with admission and FREE for members. There is no charge for the evening astronomy program. No registration needed. All ages welcome.