I’m Coggin Heeringa representing Crossroads at Big Creek and the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society, guest reporting for DoorCountyDailyNews.com and I’m pleased to invite the community to Astronomy Day 2012, “A Celebration of The Sun” on Saturday, October 20.
Festivities begin at 1 p.m. Saturday with The Dedication of our Human Sundial, the project of the Leadership Door County Class of 2012. This stunning piece of art is also an amazing teaching tool.
Following the dedication, between 1:45 and 4:00 learners of all ages will be invited to tour the Leif Everson Observatory, view the sun through special safety filters, learn about solar energy, and participate in hands-on activities at both the Stonecipher Astronomy Center and the Collins Learning Center.
There will be educational prizes for kids and free Ice Cream SUN-daes for all. And all activities are free of charge.
Saturday evening, beginning around 7:00, The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society members will offer a Night Sky Viewing session, and will be on hand to help visitors explore the beautiful night sky of Door County. The Evening program is clear skies only.
But rain or shine, Astronomy Day 2012 will take place Saturday afternoon at Crossroads. Please use our Utah Street Entrance and follow Star Gazer Drive to “A Celebration of the Sun.”