/NASA Director to Headline International Astronomy Day at MOSH

NASA Director to Headline International Astronomy Day at MOSH

MOSHWhat: International Astronomy Day

FREE with museum admission

When: Saturday, April 28
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: MOSH
1025 Museum Circle

Join MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium for family-friendly activities in celebration of International Astronomy Day on April 28th.  Special guest Russell Romanella, Director of Safety and Mission Assurance for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will give a presentation in the planetarium at 1 p.m. entitled “NASA – Exploration at a Crossroad,” which explores the current human and robotic exploration missions within NASA.

The day’s programming will also include viewings of the documentary, The City Dark, which outlines and discusses the history and consequences of light pollution. The City Dark will play throughout the day in the Wells Fargo Conference Room.

Other quests and activities include telescope solar viewing on the rooftop, the FSCJ Astronomy Club and the International Dark Sky Association who will be on hand to talk to visitors about changing lighting to reduce costs and light pollution.

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for active and retired military, seniors and children ages 3 through 12.  There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or museum members. Admission is $5 on Fridays.