October is Louisiana Archaeology Month and October 20 is International Archaeology Day. Celebrate both by attending the planetarium program “Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe” (Archaeoastronomy is the study of ancient astronomy and sky mythology).
Join the Museum along with the UL-L Physics Department and School of Geosciences to enjoy not only the DTA festivities but also International Observe the Moon Night. Weather permitting, we’ll have telescopes out for public viewing of the Moon and moon-related activities in the Children’s tent.
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 http://www.globeatnight.org/.
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.