April 20, 2019
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151
Star Party at the Udvar-Hazy Center
Stargaze with us at the Udvar-Hazy Center! Join staff and the members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for an evening of stargazing. We'll help you use our telescopes to observe planets, stars, and more.
- Stargazing is free and open to the public.
- The event is weather permitting. Check the event listing and @airandspace on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.
- Bring warm clothes and a small flashlight. If possible, make your flashlight red by wrapping it in a brown paper bag or red cellophane.
- Parking is free after 4:00 pm. Please park near the south end of the parking lot, and consider dimming your headlights as you approach.
- Stargazing is located at the south end of the Museum's parking lot. Look for staff with red flashlights to help guide you to the telescopes
We're planning to observe these celestial wonders:
- The planet Mars
- The Orion star-forming nebula
- Double stars like Mizar, Rigel, Sirius, and Polaris
- The red supergiant star Betelgeuse
- The star clusters M3, the Beehive, the Christmas Tree Cluster, the Double Cluster, and M35