Fri, Apr 23|
Slooh Vegas Valley Family Star Party
Hunting Deep Space for the Milky Way's Doppelganger
Time & Location
Apr 23, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
About the event
Are you and your family interested in an evening of excitement and wonder? Join Las Vegas local Dr. John Boisvert, Slooh's Director of Curriculum, and Paul Cox, Slooh's Chief Astronomical Officer, for a Family Star Party where you will enjoy real-time views through Slooh's array of telescopes located at our observatories in the Canary Islands and Chile. During the live event, we will embark on a hunt for the Milky Way's doppelganger! You will learn how humanity determined that the Milky Way is one of billions of galaxies, discover the different types of galaxies in the Universe, and together we will find the Milky Way's twin. If time permits, we’ll explore some of the beautiful celestial gems currently visible through Slooh’s telescopes. Since our telescopes are streaming in real-time, we might catch a meteor, or even a satellite, in the telescopes on our journey through the cosmos!
While this hour-long event is geared for middle and high school students, students of all ages (including their families and educators) are encouraged to join. Sign-up today at scifest.vegas or slooh.com! Register early if you want to join the Zoom Webinar to interact with our hosts, but you can also watch the live Star Party on YouTube and Slooh’s social channels, facebook.com/SloohLive and twitter.com/Slooh! There’s space for everyone!