Saturday, Oct. 1, 5-10 p.m.
Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129
$5 per person
Evening to Include Live Astronomy Music Concert, Sneak Peek at New PBS Show Star Gazers with Special Appearance by Host Marlene Hidalgo, Storytelling with the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Raffle for a Free Telescope, and More
Miami Science Museum will take its guests on a cosmic journey on Oct. 1, during its Astronomy Evening 2011. Attendees will not only enjoy a special â€œAstronomy Music: Live Celestial Concertâ€ by astronomer Dr. James Webb of Florida International University, but also a preview of the new PBS program Star Gazers, and a special appearance by Star Gazers Co-Host Marlene Hidalgo. In addition, the evening will include a â€œTales Under the Starsâ€ program presented by the Miami-Dade Public Library System, guest speakers, a raffle for a free Celestron FirstScope Telescope, and more.
During Dr. Webbâ€™s hour-long concert, guests will enjoy â€œgalacticâ€ songs such as â€œCosmos Theme,â€ â€œAcross the Universe,â€ and â€œThe Grand Scheme of Thingsâ€ on classical guitar, while astronomic images and/or song lyrics are projected onto the Planetariumâ€™s dome. Dr. Webb is director of the SARA North Observatory located at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, and a professor of physics at Florida International University. He is also a member of the Science Songwriters Association.
WPBT2-PBSâ€™s new astronomy series that builds on the legacy of Jack Horkheimerâ€™s award-winning series, Star Gazers, will debut on television Oct. 4. Astronomy Evening attendees will enjoy a sneak peek at the show, which explores whatâ€™s happening in the night sky and encourages viewers to â€œkeep looking up!â€ Miami Science Museum, the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College, and the Cincinnati Observatory are partnering with WPBT2-PBS to produce the program. The showâ€™s female co-host, Marlene Hidalgo, a Miami-area seasoned science teacher, will also make an appearance at Astronomy Evening.
For even more interplanetary fun, guests can partake in â€œTales Under the Starsâ€ with the Miami-Dade Public Library System, which will include interactive and fun storytelling, music and creative dramatics.
Special guest speakers will present out-of-this-world information as part of the inaugural Jack Horkheimer Lecture Series, dedicated to space and naked eye astronomy. Also, guests can enter a raffle to win a free Celestron FirstScope Telescope. Plus, there are many more surprises in store for all attending the evening.
Admission to the event is $5 per person. Tickets are available only at the Miami Science Museum Box Office.
Sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available. Current Astronomy Evening 2011 sponsors and partners include Celestron Telescopes; Department of Physics, Florida International University; Miami-Dade Public Library System, and Southern Cross Astronomical Society.
For more information, contact the Miami Science Museum Box Office at 305.646.4234 or email@example.com.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!