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Stargazing on The Lawn

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Jul 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunset is at 8:05 PM – telescope observations begin at dark.

Come explore the stars and planets through telescopes on the front lawn of the Pink Palace Mansion. See and learn about different types of telescopes and enjoy a host of fun activities for all ages. There will be short planetarium shows describing the night sky and astronomical laser shows approximately every 20 minutes.

Dr. Ann Viano, Professor of Physics at Rhodes College, will be bringing an 8″ telescope for guests to observe the night sky including planets Mars, Saturn and Venus.

Come join MoSH and partners the Memphis Astronomical Society, Rhodes College and the University of Memphis for an evening with the stars.

Special thanks to our partners:

Memphis Astronomical Society

Rhodes College

University of Memphis 



– Filtered Light – Learn how scientists can use telescopes and other tools to capture and filter different energies of light to study the universe.

– Pocket Solar System – Make a scale model of the distances between objects in our solar system to take home with you.

– Solar System Walk – Take a walk through the solar system in the Mansion, learning about the planets that share our celestial neighborhood.



Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 15 Mission

Talk & presentation by Apollo Mission Flight Controller, Bill Weppner

Join Bill Weppner, Apollo 11 Mission Flight Controller, for a talk and presentation in the Pink Palace Mansion Theater at 8:30 PM.


Ten Billion to One… the Voyage Solar System Experience!

Talk & Presentation by Joanne F. Rhodes, Professor of Physics and Materials Science, University of Memphis

Learn about the scale of the solar system and  galaxy, and the Voyage Solar System model from Joanne F. Rhodes, Professor of Physics and Material Science at the University of Memphis. Talk/presentation will take place in the Pink Palace Mansion Theater at 7:30 PM.


Special “Welcome Back” Admission $5

Children under 3 free.

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