|A Special Viewing of the Comet ISON!|
Event Type: Special Events|
Age Group(s): All Ages
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Join us in the amphitheater for some awesome astronomy fun!Library: Lafayette Library and Learning Center
As evidenced by the title of this event, we originally intended to view the Comet ISON. As of this moment, the status of ISON cannot be confirmed, however most scientists agree that up to 90% of ISON was destroyed when it grazed the sun on Thanksgiving Day. So, viewing ISON may not be in the cards for us any longer, however, we still have a fun night of amazing stargazing in store.
This event will include these not-to-be-missed activities, designed for all ages:
*4:30-7:30 Telescope viewing. In our outdoor amphitheater, Mount Diablo Astronomical Society will be on hand with telescopes to view Venus, Jupiter, the Moon and more!
*Saint Mary's professor and astronomer Dr. Ron Olowin will also be in the amphitheater to discuss what the heck happened to this comet that was once deemed the "comet of the century."
*A computer simulation of ISON's demise.
*Fun comet craft for the kids.
*Free tasty treats for the first 100 attendees.
No reservations necessary.
Tasty treats generously donated by: