The Planetary Society creates and participates in events to bring the excitement of space exploration to public audiences. From our world-wide Planetfests to lectures in small-town libraries to hanging a solar-sail blade in Rockefeller Center in New York, we are constantly finding new ways involve our members in the excitement of space exploration.
Join Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan for two interactive panel discussions and audience Q&A sessions covering a wide range of eclipse-related topics - from eclipse basics and what to expect, to amateur astronomy, astrophotography, and more!
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wonder what’s above us?
Here’s your chance to experience the night sky with astronomers and discover the vast expanse beyond earth. Telescopes will be directed at other planets and objects in our Milky Way Galaxy. Fun, educational children activities will be available. Kids can also become a Night Sky Junior Ranger! Door prizes will be available for the first 100 visitors! Remember to bring a red lens flashlight to help preserve our night vision throughout the event.
Schedule of events:
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Kid’s Activities
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: Telescope Viewing
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Native American Night Sky Stories, by Hupa Native Kat High
8 p.m. – 9 p. m.: Presentation by Dr. Travis Longcore, Preserving the Night Sky
Dr. Longcore is a leading expert in the environmental and ecological effects of night lighting, including avian collisions with structures, attraction of insects to lights, and the disruption of behavioral and physiological processes across species. He is assistant professor of architecture, spatial sciences, and biological sciences at USC.
Parking and entrance is free. Paramount Ranch is located at 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. For more information please call the Visitor Center at 805-370-2301.
Multimedia presentation about OSIRIS-REX mission, which will extract a sample from an asteroid and bring it to Earth for study. Distribuition of gifts about space. Sky watching with telescopes in the late afternoon.