H/Science Under the Stars

Science Under the Stars

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023
10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Special Evening Hours!

View the partial solar eclipse with us!

The partial solar eclipse will be visible in our area within the window of 12-2:30 p.m. (weather permitting). 

Safe ways to view: The only safe way to view a solar eclipse is through special-purpose solar filters, like eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers.

  • Eclipse glasses are available for purchase in our gift shop (while supplies last).
  • Pinhole viewers: Make your own pinhole viewer in our labs from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Solar telescopes will also be available for visitors to take a peek.

Other activities include:

  • Day & night sky viewings with telescopes (weather permitting), thanks to our friends at Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society
  • Use the Force Live Science Show at 11 a.m.
  • Stomp Rockets hands-on activity: Create your own paper rockets and launch them into the sky. (from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Create your own pocket solar system from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Fly around the solar system with virtual reality from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tactile books available for people with low vision.
  • Astronaut Jared Isaacman will be here to take questions from visitors at 2:30 p.m.
  • Hear from space experts and amateur astronomers during a special panel discussion about the solar system at 6 p.m. Panelists include Dr. Josh Pepper from Lehigh University, Eric Loch, amateur astronomer, and Karen Perez, astrophysics graduate student from UPenn.

Details:

  • Included with general admission or membership
  • Entry Admission Price: $15.95 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Entry Admission Price: $5 from 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

Activity & Speaker Schedule

ProgramTime
Eclipse Pinhole Viewer Activity10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Additional Hands-on Lab Activities10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stomp Rockets Activity10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Use the Force Show11 a.m.
Telescope Viewings (weather permitting)11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Solar eclipse viewing window (weather permitting)12-2:30 p.m.
Astronaut Jared Isaacman Conversation2:30 p.m.
Panel of Experts Discussion6 p.m.

See photos from previous Science Under the Stars events!

Science Under the Stars is supported by Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society