Hickory Knolls Star Party "Mars in March"
Saturday, March 3, 2012 ♦ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Relax in the warmth and comfort of the Twinleaf Rooms and watch the big screen as images are projected from telescopes outside on the patio…or head outside to view the moon,Mars (at its closest to Earth) and look for Spring constellations such as Leo.
6:00–8:00pm: Activities for Families and Scouts
- Investigate how craters are formed
- Take a ride in a "space ship" with out-of-this-world stories
- Test your skill at maneuvering a "Mars Rover"
- View the moon, Jupiter and stars both inside and out!
- Create your own alien (color for younger kids)
Refreshments including Charlie Fox's Pizza & Robb's Cookies will be available for purchase
6:30pm: Alien Costume Parade
- Ages 12 and under: Come dressed as your favorite alien or Martian!
7:00pm: Mars Presentation
- Learn about Mars' features and missions to explore this planet. Presented by Robb Walker from OneDarkSky.com
8:00–9:00pm: Teen and Adult Viewing
- Tour the night skies and enjoy stargazing indoors and outdoors
- Discuss current events in space exploration
Register by February 29 at www.iskywatch.com/hickoryknolls
For more information, contact Lisa O’Brien, Nature Programs
Coordinator 630-513-4347 • email@example.com
Dates to remember:
- Rocketry Class: June 23
- Star Party: July 28
- Star Sleepover: August 11-12
Download our full color flyer here! Mars in March PDF: Mars In March!
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