Astronomy Day
Presentation Information

Featured Astronomy Day Speakers

Indoor Presentations

Justin McCollum HAS 4p - 5p Rosetta & Philae: A Journey tothe Heart and Soul of a Comet
Bill Spizzirri FBAC 5p - 6p Blood Lines: The Origin of the Elements
Mike Prokosh HAAS 6p - 7p Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program
Aaron Clevenson NHAC 7p - 8p Radio Astronomy at Home
Kayla LaFrance JSCAS 8p - 9p How Many Cats Fit in the Sun: An Interactive Look into Astronomical Distances
Leonard Ferguson FBAC 9p - 10p Journey to Bennu: NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission

Outdoor Presentations

Aaron Clevenson NHAC 4:00p - 4:30p A Solar Exercise: Shadows and Silhouettes
Bruce Pollard NHAC 4:30p - 5:00p What's Your Ap? Chosing Aps for Smart Devices to Enhance Your Observing
James Wooten HMNS 5:00p - 5:30p The 2017 Solar Eclipse
David Haviland FBAC, JSCAS 5:30p - 6:00p Considerations in choosing a Telescope
Justin McCollumn HAS 6:00p - 6:30p The Celestial Neighborhood


A Full Day of Presentations

Astronomy Day 2016 will have a full day of great indoor and outdoor speakers, giving presentations on a wide range of astronomy and science-related topics. Indoor speaker topics and times are posted near the lecture room entrance in the exhibit area. Speaker topics and times for outdoor presentations are posted in the grassy area next to the tent.

Indoor speaker presentations start at 4:00 p.m., and the last presentation begins at 9:00 p.m.

Outdoor presentations start at 4:00 p.m. and end at dusk. All presentations are free to the public.

More Free Presentations

Did you know that you and your family can take in an astronomy-related presentation at your local astronomy club? Many of the astronomy clubs in the Houston area have monthly speaker presentations that are free to the public. Check the links at the bottom of this page for the astronomy clubs in Southeast Texas.

Directions, Admission, Parking, Camping

Your Local Astronomy Clubs

Astronomy Day Supporters

Many thanks to Mark Holdsworth of Netslyder for hosting the Astronomy Day website.