MOAS Night Sky Festival

11/1/2024 at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Event Description

Join us at MOAS and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as we celebrate the wonders of astronomy and the night sky for Florida’s most exciting star party, sponsored by FPL.

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. We will enjoy the late winter and early spring sky as we observe Mercury, Jupiter, Leo, the 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 an opportunity to look through one of the largest publicly accessible telescopes in the southeastern United States. Check ERAU’s website for more information about this event:

The outdoor portion of the MOAS Night Sky Festival is free and is weather permitting. Lohman Planetarium shows are free for members, $7.00 per show for non-members, $5.00 for children 17 and under.

Parking is limited. Planetarium shows have limited seating and are first-come, first-served. *Please note that tickets for this evening's planetarium shows must be purchased ahead of time and will not be available for purchase at the door. 


7:00pm Live "The Sky Tonight" Show Click to register online for "The Sky Tonight"

8:00pm Live "Flight to the Moon" Show Click to register online for the Live "Flight to the Moon" Show

9:00pm Lasers Under the Stars Click to register online for Lasers Under the Stars

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.

Museum of Arts and Sciences
352 S. Nova Road
Daytona Beach FL 32114
2024 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.