Explore the Night Sky is a GO for tonight!
Ready to see the night sky in a whole new light? As we continue our Science in the Parks series, we are excited to journey across the cosmos with the University of Chicago’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Chicago Astronomy Crew led by “Astro” Joe Guzman, certified by NASA as a Solar System Ambassador, and–of course–the Chicago Park District to bring astronomy to Link in West Pullman Park!
Whether you’re a first-time viewer or a seasoned veteran of the night sky this program should be a blast! Together we will experience the conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon under night skies, and learn what is happening in the solar system this summer, from seasonal deep space objects to upcoming meteor showers and eclipses.
- Space-themed activities in the auditorium 5:30 – 7 pm
- Astronomy chat 7 – 7:30 pm
- Telescope viewing and activities 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Restrooms in the Field house will be open and available for participants. Please feel feel to bring blankets, and chairs to lay back and enjoy the night sky!
Science in the Parks is an ongoing effort by C2ST to live up to our philosophy that “Science is for Everyone.” Not only do we want to join your community, but we want to return and provide science programs that are relevant to you in the future.
Volunteer for this event here
Saturday, October 15th, from 5:30 -8:30 pm at West Pullman Park! (Rain date 10.22.22)
Address: 401 W 123rd St, Chicago, IL 60628
Hints on attending:
- The closest public transportation to the fieldhouse is CTA’s 119th Street bus. The park is also accessible by the Halsted #8 bus route. Each route includes a short walk. Plan your trip here!
- Parking is accessible on the side streets surrounding the park.
- Access to the Park District building and restrooms will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 9:00 pm.
- We will be outdoors, so dress for the weather and bring water! C2ST will provide light snacks.
- There are no seats, so please bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the night.
- There are phone apps that help with stargazing. We recommend that you choose one or two and download them while you have WiFi: Night Sky, Sky Safari, NASA apps, SkyView Lite, 20 Best Apps for StarGazing 2021- iPhone and Android,
- COVID Protocols: Following CDC guidelines, we will not require masks while outside but will request everyone does their best to remain 6 feet apart when possible. Of course, if you prefer to wear a mask the entire time, you are welcome and encouraged to do so!
To support STEM programs like this, you can DONATE to C2ST HERE!
We are dedicated to providing an inclusive environment for everyone. Please respect diversity in individuals and cultures.
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Resources to Explore Further:
Comet on A Stick (Most ideal for grades K-3)
Mars Sand (Most ideal for grades K-3)
Straw Rockets (Most ideal for grades 4-8+)
Space Slime (All ages)
Pocket Solar System Map (Most ideal for ages K-6)
Spanish → video https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2718288841726043
Both Spanish and Englilsh → https://www.nisenet.org/catalog/exploring-solar-system-pocket-solar-system
Make a Pinwheel Galaxy Pinwheel | NASA Space Place – NASA Science for Kids (Most ideal for grades K-4)
Star Wheel (All Ages)
The Big Bang Board Game