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New Telescopes, photoWe’re hosting special events for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Plus, we’re well known for stellar educational opportunities all year round. Learn more about the Moon at the Hastings Museum!

Anniversary Weekend & Beyond!

Pie in the SkyPie & The Sky | Fri, July 19, 8:30 – 10p
Join us for a family event on the eve of the moon landing. We’ll have supervised moon viewing with our new telescopes (weather permitting), a program in our planetarium, a craft for the kids & pie! Program limited to the first 48 who register!  Call in or register online today! $3 Members | $6 Non-Members. This event is sponsored by Back Alley Bakery. They’ll be bringing cherry pie, apple pie, and homemade Moon Pies. One slice of pie is included in the program fee. We can’t wait!

Apollo 11 movie slideSPECIAL FILM Apollo 11 (G)
Sat, July 20 | 9:15a, 2p & 7:15p
FREE to Museum Members or FREE with paid Museum admission. This documentary features original footage and looks amazing on our Super Screen. It has a 90% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes! It’s a perfect way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Sponsored by Hastings Museum Foundation.

beer and telescopeAstronomy on Tap | Sat, July 20, 9-11p | Get a great look at the moon through our new telescopes (weather permitting) and have a beer or two.  Planetarium staff will be on hand for questions. Admission is a free will donation. Cash bar available. This is a 21+ Event. Sponsored by First Street Brewery.

Planetarium Shows: A variety of programs are scheduled each week, year round. Wednesday–Sunday at 1 & 2p, and Saturdays at 6p we feature full dome planetarium shows. Wednesday-Sunday a 3p live Sky Tonight Show is presented by Planetarium staff. It provides an overview of which constellations, comets, and other heavenly bodies will be visible in that night’s sky. You’ll also receive information on current astronomical events such as eclipses. Planetarium shows are Free for Members and included with regular daily Museum Admission. Titles vary, see our full Planetarium schedule.

Moon Viewing: Special dates and times are announced on the Hastings Museum’s website and Facebook page when Moon Viewing events are offered. These are always after sundown and always dependent on clear skies.

Solar Observing: Get an up close look at the star at the center of our solar system! From our earliest childhood we are told: Don’t look at the sun! But the Hastings Museum has a specially equipped telescope and offers you an opportunity to safely do just that. You’ll see the sun in rich, rewarding detail! Hastings Museum offers FREE observing the fourth Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon, from April through September. Upcoming dates: July 27, Aug. 24, and Sept. 28. Special solar observing sessions are also scheduled during Kool-Aid Days (Aug. 9-11, 2019). Hastings Museum staff set up a telescope for solar viewing right on the front patio of the Museum. If you look through the telescope, what will you see? Come find out!

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