- This event has passed.
May 15, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
50 years ago, a soon to be super group entered the studio to record their latest music. Over the next 9 months they created one of the greatest albums of all time. The group was Pink Floyd and the album was (of course) Dark Side of the Moon. On May 15, an astronomical event helps us to commemorate that creative masterpiece by observing a total lunar eclipse.
We will show the Dark Side of the Moon laser show at 8:30 pm, and then you can join us outside to observe a total lunar eclipse.
If we encounter cloudy weather there will be a live stream from the NASA website down in the Giant Screen Theater so you can still view and experience the eclipse!
We plan to have the gift shop open along with activities. Snacks and maybe adult beverages will be available for purchase. If the weather permits, we will have telescopes to help us watch the earth’s shadow creep across the moon’s face until totality, which begins at 10:28 pm.
Doors will close at 11:00 pm.
Activities: 8pm – 9:30pm
Orrery – Observe a moving model of the Earth, moon, and sun to learn how they line up to form a lunar eclipse.
Moonquakes – The moon has quakes just like Earth! Learn what causes moonquakes and how they work.
Moon Distance – The moon always sticks around Earth, but how far away is it really? Use models of the Earth and moon to find out!
Admission: $13.00 $10.00 Members