Summer of Planets Viewing Party

7/27/2018 at 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Event Description

Join us for a Moon and planet gazing event in our front entrance courtyard! There will be a spectacular planetary showing with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars, along with a full Moon visible throughout the evening. Mars will be the main attraction, rising a little later in the evening and at opposition - opposite of the Sun in the sky, and its closest and brightest since 2003. There will be a plethora of telescopes (weather permitting) setup with local stargazing experts that can help you enjoy the celestial view. 

The MOAS will be hosting live shows about stargazing and Mars for your enjoyment. 

Guests are welcome to bring their own outdoor chairs, telescopes/binoculars, and their curiosities about the universe. 

Planetarium Show Schedule Shows are first-come, first served. 
8:45pm: Live "The Sky Tonight" Show
9:35pm: Summer of Mars

Admission: The outdoor telescope viewing portion of this event is free to the public. All Planetarium shows are $2.00 per person for both members and future members. 

Museum of Arts & Sciences - Planetarium
352 S. Nova Road
Daytona Beach FL 32114