February, March, and April • Astronomy Activities


International Day of Planetariums

March 10 • 1pm–6pm • Planetarium • FREE with Museum Admission

March 10, 2018, is the International Day of Planetariums, celebrated in domes around the world. We’ll be open! We will have planetarium shows at 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

Sun-Earth Day Solar Viewing at the Lafayette Mini Maker Faire

March 30 • 10am–Noon • Lafayette Science Museum • FREE

Join us at the Lafayette Mini Maker Faire for Sun-Earth Day, our annual celebration of the sun and its effects on Earth every year near the March equinox. Weather permitting, a solar telescope will be set up for safe viewing of the sun. See any sunspots that may be visible that day!

Find our telescope behind the Museum at the corner of Polk and Congress Streets. Our info table will be inside the Museum by the doors at Polk and Congress Streets.

ArtWalk Astronomy

April 13 • 6pm–8pm • Parc Sans Souci • FREE

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

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 https://www.globeatnight.org/.

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.