On the evening of September 27, a total lunar eclipse will be visible across much of North America and we should have a front-row seat. The next total lunar eclipse visible across most of North America won’t be until 2018. Make plans now to join us for a stellar evening of astronomy at the Creation Museum.
The partial eclipse will begin at 9:07 as the moon starts to slip into the Earth’s shadow. Between 10:11 and 11:23 the moon will be completely hidden from the Sun’s light in a total eclipse. We will open the front gates of the museum at 8:30, so you will have plenty of time to get situated before the eclipse begins.
We’ll be offering a couple of Planetarium shows (including the new Aliens: Fact or Fiction?) and some short live presentations exploring the night sky in the Stargazer’s Planetarium. Of course the best views will be outside so we advise that you dress warmly.
But what if skies are cloudy? If only a few clouds drift by then don’t despair—the moon is much easier to see than a faint object like a galaxy or globular cluster. You don’t even need a telescope, though we will have some set up. But we won’t let the weather deter us from having an amazing evening. In case of full overcast or rainy weather we’ll open up the Creation Museum’s Legacy Hall and we’ll show a simulcast of the eclipse on our big screen. Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham will join Dr. Faulkner on the stage to moderate a live astronomy Q&A session.
Tickets are only $9.95 per person for ages 13 and up. Budding astronomers ages 5 to 12 can attend for only $5.95. Children under 5 are free. (Ticket prices do not include tax). Reserve your tickets now for this extraordinary event.
Have you ever looked up at a clear night sky, marveled at all the stars, and then wondered which ones you were seeing? Would you like to view the rings of Saturn or the moons of Jupiter? Are you intrigued by the idea of seeing a galaxy or nebula? If you answered yes to any—or all—of these questions, then Stargazer’s Nights are for you. These programs are led by creation astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner.
Tickets are $15.95 per person. This event is designed for older children and adults, but budding astronomers age 12 and under can attend for only $10.95. (Ticket prices do not include tax). To register buy online or call Reservations at 800-721-2298. Please note that tickets are non-refundable the day of the event.
Come join us for an evening of astronomy, fellowship, and worship on a journey through the universe. The program will begin in the Planetarium with an astronomy-themed devotional. This will be followed with a viewing of a show not typically presented at the museum.
After a few instructions on how to get the most out of your viewing experience, you’ll head out to the Observatory (pictured at right), where several telescopes will be set up. Depending on the time of the year, you’ll be treated to a variety of heavenly views. There will be binary stars, nebulae, globular clusters, galaxies, and planets. You may even be treated to an iridium flare as a satellite passes by or a view of the space station as it races overhead. It’s amazing to actually see the colors of stars; one favorite is a binary pair of stars, one yellow and one blue. But what if it’s cloudy or rainy? We have a plan for that!
On nights when the conditions are not good for telescope use, we get to stay inside for a truly unique presentation. We are able to manipulate time and space through the powerful technology of the Stargazer’s Planetarium. Be prepared for an amazing astronomy lesson as you watch the changing phases of the moon, follow planets through a retrograde cycle, or learn how to determine your longitude and latitude using the stars. See the “North Star” of Noah’s day, which is not the current star, Polaris. Travel forward in time and see what the night sky would look like if the Lord tarries for a million years. You will not be disappointed if you don’t get to go outside and view the actual night sky!
The universe is a wonderful manifestation of God’s immensity, power, and creativity. Join us on an upcoming Stargazer’s Night for a glimpse of the majesty of our Creator as we take a closer look at His heavenly creation.
For more information about this program, or if you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
Would you like to participate in a Stargazer’s Night but are not able to make it to a regularly scheduled event? Special presentations are available with advance notice (subject to availability). We can accommodate groups of 30 to 78.
Contact coordinator Matt Graubner for availability via e-mail at [email protected] or phone at 1-888-582-4253 ext 495. A $100 deposit is required upon booking (must be booked at least one month in advance).
Price: $10.95 per person
Groups size: minimum of 30, maximum of 78
Please see this PDF to learn about payment, cancellation, and rescheduling policies for this event.
*prices do not include 6% Kentucky sales tax