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Reach for the stars at planetarium’s Astronomy Day

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Reichert Planetarium will celebrate Astronomy Day 2024 on Saturday, May 18.

The event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is part of an international celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science.

The Vanderbilt STEM education event, sponsored by PSEG Long Island, will include exciting science, take-home materials, and engaging discussion about science and society. Participants will create nebula spin art, investigate constellations, explore craters, and much more. 

The fun activities introduce guests to the ongoing research happening at NASA in the fields of earth science, planetary science and astrophysics. Astronomy educators will perform free earth science and astronomy demonstrations for adults and children.

Members of the Astronomical Society of Long Island, an astronomy club based at the Reichert Planetarium, will have telescopes on display and will be giving short presentations on how to use them. And weather permitting, there will be solar telescopes available so that guests may safely look at details on the surface of the Sun.

Activities are free to all visitors who pay general admission. Click here to purchase tickets.

Vanderbilt Museum is located at 180 Little Neck Road in Centerport.

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