November, December, and January • Astronomy Activities


Thanksgiving Eve Telescope at Downtown Alive!

November 21 • 6pm • Parc Sans Souci • FREE

Look for our telescope in the crowd! Weather permitting, we’ll watch the crescent moon until it sets behind buildings and then look for other celestial targets.

ArtWalk Astronomy

January 12 • 6pm • Parc Sans Souci • FREE

Look for the planetarium’s telescope during ArtWalk! Weather permitting, we’ll look for Mars and the crescent moon.

Total Lunar Eclipse Party

January 20 • 9pm • Parc Sans Souci • FREE

Weather permitting, we’ll have telescopes out for public viewing of January’s late evening total lunar eclipse. Can’t make it? Watch for streaming video of the eclipse through the Museum’s web site!

Globe at Night - at Home!

Globe at Night is a worldwide study of light pollution and its effect on the night sky. By making and reporting simple observations of well-known constellations from your home, you can provide some of the data scientists need. For more information and to download a Family Activity Packet suitable for families and school classes, go to the Globe at Night web site at

The Telescope Line and Facebook

To find out if a telescope viewing has been cancelled due to bad weather, call 337-291-5544 during Museum hours. Cancellations will also be announced on the Lafayette Science Museum Facebook page.