Here are some of the many opportunities to learn more about astronomy in the Washington, DC area.
Events are open to the public and (mostly) free unless otherwise indicated. Some programs may require registration or RSVPs.
Please check the website of the sponsoring/hosting organization for details and directions!!
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Please let the event hosts know that you found out about their event here on astronomyindc.org!
Currently, the calendar includes information from the following:
- Capital Science Evenings
- UMD Dept of Astronomy: Planetary Astronomy Lunch Series (PALS)
- Watson-King Planetarium Towson University
- The Howard B. Owens Science Center Planetarium
- National Air & Space Museum
- Koshland Science Museum at the National Academy of Sciences
- Howard Astronomical League (Columbia, MD)
- National Capital Astronomers (College Park, MD)
- Astronomical Society of Greenbelt (Greenbelt, MD)
- Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (Fairfax, VA)
- UMD Observatory (College Park, MD)
- Montgomer College (Rockville, MD) Observatory
- GMU Observatory (Fairfax, VA)
- JPL Solar System Ambassador (MD) Charles Quintero
- NASA Goddard
- Phases of the Moon
- Day of the Year
- 365 Days of Astronomy Podcasts
Please look at our page that has a more complete listing of clubs and space places in the region!
The World At Night (TWAN) is a program to produce and present a collection of stunning photographs and time-lapse videos of the world's landmarks against the celestial attractions. The eternally peaceful sky looks the same above symbols of all nations and regions, attesting to the truly unified nature of Earth as a planet rather than an amalgam of human-designated territories.
See the little triangle at the top right of the calendar, just to the right of the 'Agenda' tab? Click on it and you can see the many calendars that are incorporated. Uncheck the ones you don't want to see.