ASTRONOMY FOR THE PUBLIC Astronomy Day is a special event, free to the public, offering a full experience of urban astronomical observation, including safe solar viewing. Hosted by the Austin Astronomical Society and Central Market and joined by the Austin Planetarium and the UT Astronomy Students Association, the public is invited to join local astronomers who will be viewing our closest stellar neighbor, the Sun, in daytime skies, using special protective filters on several telescopes. After the Sun slips under the horizon, we'll turn our attention to the celestial wonders in the urban night skies.
Astronomy Day will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please check back here for more information as the date approaches, including a cancellation announcement that day if necessary due to inclement weather.
This event is also occurring in conjunction with Central Market's celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. As such, there will be musical entertainment by the Oliver Rajamani Ensemble and dance performances by Bollywood Shake.
Central Market - North Lamar is located in Central Austin, at 4001 North Lamar Boulevard in the Central Park complex. The event will be situated in the Cafe Park area just south west of the Market's cafe patio and play area.
The Austin Astronomical Society would like to extend its thanks to Central Market and Sean Hopper, Music/Events Manager, for their generosity in hosting this public event.
This event also kicks off Space Week, beginning October 4. Stay tuned to this page for updates on events occurring in and around the city for Space Week. Join the members of the Austin Astronomical Society on Saturday, October 8 as we end Space Week with Observe the Moon Night. Astronomers will be out on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Austin from 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. with telescopes and binoculars for public viewing of our amazing lunar satellite.