Join the Las Vegas Astronomical Society on National Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 2, for an opportunity for families to find a love for stargazing. We are encouraging residents to have a nighttime picnic in their backyards while participating in the event all together, yet apart. Take your phone or tablet out in your driveway or backyard to learn about the stars that can be seen about the Las Vegas Valley, with live pictures from the Las Vegas Astronomical Society’s telescope. Binoculars and telescopes will not be needed, but if you have one, we encourage you to utilize these tools for a more in-depth look during the tour.
This event will be a live-streamed virtual guided tour through the night sky, led by Keith Caceres, President of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society. Caceres will share photos from his own powerful telescope, tour us through the unique stars and constellations in the night sky, provide factoids for all “at home” astronomers, and host a Q&A session.
LVAS is a local nonprofit made up of amateur astronomers to promote the love and enjoyment of Astronomy. The Society was established in July of 1980, operating under the auspicies of the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium Director. For more information, please visit: LVAstronomy.com.
Please consider donating to the LVAS, through the Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation’s PayPal system below, as they assist and support the efforts of other community groups with similar educational and astronomical activities. They have an active Education Outreach Program, providing support for School Science and Astronomy Nights, Scout Troops, Service Organizations, and other organizations with an interest in Astronomy.
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