Professor Organizes Annual Astronomy Festival
Visitors to the nation’s capital will look to the skies with professional telescopes as part of the Eighth Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall (Washington Monument NE; 15th Street NW and Constitution Ave) on Friday, June 2, from 6-11 p.m.
The event, organized by Hofstra University’s Astronomy Outreach Program, features:
- Day/evening close-up views of the Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Saturn with solar, optical and radio telescopes
- Planetarium shows under a dome and opportunities to meet astronomers
- Speakers and interactive hands-on activities presented by science and educational organizations
- Astronomical image exhibits
This free public stargazing event and the associated programs are coordinated annually by Dr. Donald Lubowich, Coordinator of Astronomy Outreach at Hofstra University. Dr. Lubowich and local amateur astronomers and science educators will set up approximately 25 telescopes on the Mall.
Admission is free. The rain location is the School Without Walls High School, 2130 G St. NW, on the George Washington University campus.