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Join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as we celebrate the wonders of astronomy and the night sky for Florida’s most exciting star party.
Stop by MOAS for our Night Sky Festival as we peer through a wide variety of telescopes set up outside on the front entrance courtyard. The winter sky is in full view as we observe the crescent Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Pleiades, the Orion Nebula, and much more. Throughout the evening, we will be performing live outdoor sky tours with green laser pointers, presenting astronomy programs in the Lohman Planetarium, and conducting hands-on activities around the Museum.
Make sure to also include a trip to the nearby ERAU campus for their Astronomy Open House where you will find telescope tours, astronomy presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and have the opportunity to see the largest publicly accessible telescope in the southeastern United States. Check ERAU’s website for more information about this event: https://observatory.db.erau.edu.
The outdoor portion of the MOAS Night Sky Festival is free and is weather permitting.
Parking is limited. Planetarium shows have limited seating and are first-come, first-served.
This program partnership brings together the primary astronomy and space education facilities in the Daytona Beach area, highlighting the ERAU Observatory and MOAS Lohman Planetarium.
The outdoor portion of the event is free. Planetarium shows are free for members, $5.00 for non-members and free for children 5 and under.
7:00pm Live "The Sky Tonight" Show
8:00pm Live "Flight Through the Universe" Show
9:00pm Live “The Sky Tonight” Show
Enjoy a selection of sweet treats from the Tough Guy Cookies food truck for purchase on the night of the event!