On Oct. 20 the stars will align at the Leif Everson Observatory and Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay, for the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) 2018 Astronomy Day. Events include state-of-the-art planetarium shows at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, a special NASA-registered International Observe the Moon Night viewing session, and an up to the minute lecture on LIGO with a Gravity Wave measurement demonstration.
Beginning at 12 pm, Princeton Junction, NJ-based Aram Friedman will demonstrate his Micro Dome planetariumand the latest planetarium software that frees us from “Earth-centered” shows, allowing us to view the Universe from any point within it. Accompanying the planetarium shows is “Wave” themed exhibits and displays, guided tours of the Solar System “Planet Walk,” hands-on telescope and binocular tutorials, and an introduction to the Observatory’s newest arrival, a 16-inch aperture hyperbolic-mirrored cousin of the Hubble space telescope.
At 4:30 pm the STAR Garden and Observatory at the Astronomy Center will host a viewing of the rising moon on NASA’s International Observe the Moon Night. Then at 7 pm in the Collins Learning Center, St. Norbert College Associate Professor Dr. Michael Olson returns to Door County audiences to discuss the technology that has most recently demonstrated our ability to measure and “hear” the reverberations of collisions between Black Holes, and between Neutron stars.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit doorastronomy.org or email [email protected]