Astronomy Days 2018

Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28, 2018

Saturday: 9:00am–5:00pm
Sunday: noon–5:00pm

The Museum partners with NASA and the Raleigh Astronomy Club to help you see the big picture — of the Universe! From comet crafts to solar observing, lectures to rocket launches, space enthusiasts of all ages will find something to do at Astronomy Days.

You don’t want to miss this year’s theme: Space Telescopes and Missions!

Featuring Astronaut Lee Morin

Astronaut Lee Morin: Official Portrait (left); EVA (right).

  • Saturday: 11:30am & 1:30pm
  • Sunday: 2pm

Transforming Fantasy: Building a Space Station

During the STS-110 Space Shuttle mission, Capt. Lee Morin participated in two space walks to install the S-Zero Truss on the International Space Station. Highlights of this mission will be presented, together with an overview of the new Orion Program. Orion is America’s new multipurpose spacecraft for manned deep space exploration.