SMV Has Night for the Stars Friday
Summertime is prime time for star gazing, and tomorrow night, the Science Museum of Virginia has an evening planned to put you in touch with the universe. Charles Fishburne reports.
The Moon, Saturn, Mars and Venus are lining up tomorrow night just in time for the Science Museum of Viginia’s SkyDay Night.
Conti: We've noticed over the last year that we've gotten more interest from the public in astronomy.
Richard Conti, Director and CEO, says this summer, and tomorrow night especially, is a great time to celebrate.
Conti: Moon landing in '69, the Mars Viking landed back in '76 on the same date we're doing the event.
Astronaut Richard Crouch will be coming; he was actually in space.
Conti: Thirteen years ago this night.
There will be information on how to see and appreciate the Perseid meteor shower August 12th.
Conti: We bring people into the IMAX dome and actually show them if the sky over Richmond was perfectly dark, here's exactly what you'd see when you go out.
The Science Museum is making a night of it tomorrow, 5:30 to 10:00, it’s called Skyday Night; admission is ten dollars for access to everything, members are free.
Conti: It's almost kinda mind-blowing, the kind of things that you're looking at and what you can appreciate on a warm July evening.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News