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Thank you

posted May 1, 2017, 3:14 PM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated May 1, 2017, 3:18 PM ]

Thank you to all our volunteers and the staff at the Morris Museum for an enjoyable and successful Astronomy Day 2017. I'd like to especially thank the public for sharing the day with us and hope they all enjoyed yourselves.

Astronomy Day 2017

posted Mar 26, 2017, 10:10 AM by Anthony Pisano

Speakers:

 

12:30PM – Karl Hricko Journey Through the Cosmos

 

1:30PM – Krishnadas Kootale – “Grand Finale at Saturn

 

2:30PM – Helder Jacinto – “The Art and Science of Meteorites

 

Children’s Craft Projects:

 

UV Beaded Bracelets - Nano Science

Museum Wide Scavenger Hunt

 

Additional Activities:

Telescope Training & Telescope Clinic

(bring your scope if you have one!)

NASA 3D Posters/Pictures

Remote Video Astronomy Display

Meteorite Display

Telescope Display

Touch the Music with Claudia Lemmerz -12:00, 1:00, and 2:00pm

Question and Answer Table

Solar Observing (weather permitting)

Night Sky Observing (weather permitting) 8:30PM-10:00PM

 

Astronomy Day 2017 Press Release

posted Mar 26, 2017, 10:09 AM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Mar 26, 2017, 10:11 AM ]


For Immediate Release: April 2017

Contact:         Morris Museum
973.971.3700
info@morrismuseum.org

 

 

 

Morris Museum Reaches for the Stars with Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 29, 11am – 4pm

 

(Morristown, NJ)— On Saturday, April 29, 2017, National Astronomy Day, the Morris Museum and The Morris Museum Astronomical Society will host a fun-filled family event that is out of this world!  Astronomy programs, children’s activities, and interactive displays will be scheduled throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with night sky observing of the moon, planets and other celestial objects (weather permitting) from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. All Astronomy Day activities are free with museum admission.

Experts from the Morris Museum Astronomical Society will be on hand to provide lectures, telescope training (bring your family’s telescope), solar observation and night sky observing. Weather permitting, Astronomy Day visitors will be able to view the sun through special filters, revealing sunspots, flares and prominences.

Guest Speakers Topics: “A Journey Through the Cosmos”, “Grand Finale at Saturn Synopsis: A ringside view of Saturn through the eyes of NASA's Cassini mission” & The Art and Science of Meteorites

Children’s activities include:

 

·         UV beaded bracelets, Nano Science on the molecular scale with posters and hands on experimentation with lights

·         A museum wide scavenger hunt.

For more information about Astronomy Day, please email info@morrismuseum.org or call 973.971.3700.

About the Morris Museum

The Morris Museum explores and celebrates the arts, sciences and humanities through exhibitions, educational programs, performing arts and special events. Founded in 1913, the museum serves over 200,000 adults and children each year.  These programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

The Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is free for museum members and is free to the public every Thursday between 5 and 8 p.m. For more information, call 973-971-3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

 

Astronomy Day 2016

posted Apr 4, 2016, 10:45 AM by Anthony Pisano

Thank you to all the members helped make this year's Astronomy Day a great success!   While the weather did not co-operate with us, the Museum did record 512 guests, with a good amount of children this year.  Our guest speakers were well received and the Dodge Room was filled for all three speakers.  I'd also like to thank Linda and the staff of the Museum for helping up put on a great festival day.  Please click the link below for press coverage from the Daily Record.

http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/life/2016/04/02/hundreds-visit-morris-museum-during-astronomy-day-event/82510902/ 
  

Astronomy Day 2016

posted Mar 29, 2016, 5:20 PM by Anthony Pisano

REMINDER:  This Saturday is Astronomy Day 2016 at the Morris Museum.  Doors open at 11AM (setup time 10AM).  Evening observing 8:00PM-9:30PM

We would truly appreciate all of our member’s participation in this event.  Weather looks favorable with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 50's for outdoor solar and astronomical observing.  We would like to make this an all hands deck event to help make the day run smoothly as possible.  Please make your calendars and plan to attend this yearly event.  


Astronomy Day 2016 Press Release

posted Mar 15, 2016, 3:21 PM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Mar 15, 2016, 3:23 PM ]

For Immediate Release: March 10, 2016

Contact:         Morris Museum

973 971-3700

Morris Museum Reaches for the Stars with Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 02, 11am – 4pm

 

(Morristown, NJ)— On Saturday, April 02, 2016, the Morris Museum and The Morris Museum Astronomical Society will host a fun-filled family event that is out of this world!  Astronomy programs, children’s activities, and interactive displays will be scheduled throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with night sky observing of the moon, planets and other celestial objects (weather permitting) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All Astronomy Day activities are free with museum admission.

Experts from the Morris Museum Astronomical Society will be on hand to provide lectures, telescope training (bring your family’s telescope), solar observation and night sky observing. Weather permitting, Astronomy Day visitors will be able to view the sun through special filters, revealing sunspots, flares and prominences.

Guest Speaker Topics: “Night Sky Landscapes”, “Hubble Space Telescope: Past, Present, and Future” & Let's Live in Space”

Guest speakers:

 

Night Sky Landscapes by Stan Honda, 12:30PM:

Our night sky is an awe-inspiring sight seen from dark sky sites. Stan Honda will show night sky landscapes and other astronomical images taken in national parks, locations around the world and even New York City.  He'll show the beauty of the night sky and why we need to preserve this diminishing resource

 

Hubble Space Telescope: Past, Present, and Future by Carlton (Tad) Pryor, 1:30PM:

About to enter its 26th year of operation, the Hubble Space Telescope has been enormously successful.  However, getting to this current state was a long and often rocky (and expensive) road.  He will discuss its history, why Hubble can do what ground-based telescopes cannot, and what the future holds in store.

 

 Let's Live in Space by Karl Hricko, 2:30PM:

Dr. Hricko is the Science Editor at WNTI (formerly at 91.9 FM, now streaming on the web) and an Adjunct Professor at Centenary College. His presentation will describe the colonization of space. It includes descriptions of living in an orbiting settlement or on the surface of the Moon or Mars.


Children’s activities include:

·         Pom-pom alien

·         Nebula in a jar

·         Sun-Earth-Moon craft

·         Constellation craft

For more information about Astronomy Day, please email info@morrismuseum.org or call 973.971.3700.

About the Morris Museum

The Morris Museum explores and celebrates the arts, sciences and humanities through exhibitions, educational programs, performing arts and special events. Founded in 1913, the museum serves over 200,000 adults and children each year.  These programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

The Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is free for museum members and is free to the public every Thursday between 5 and 8 p.m. For more information, call 973-971-3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

Astronomy Day 2016 Speakers

posted Mar 4, 2016, 5:17 PM by Anthony Pisano

Astronomy Day, 4/2 - 12:30 PM

Stan Honda

Night Sky Landscapes

Astronomy Day, 4/2 - 1:30 PM

Tad Pryor

Hubble Space Telescope: Past, Present, and Future

Astronomy Day, 4/2 - 2:30 PM

Karl Hricko

Let's Live in Space

Astronomy Day 2016

posted Nov 18, 2015, 7:12 PM by Anthony Pisano

Save the date! April 2, 2016 has been scheduled as Astronomy Day 2016 at the Morris Museum.  

Great Article

posted Nov 18, 2015, 6:52 PM by Anthony Pisano

2015-16 CCM Connections has a great article written by County College of Morris Planetarium Director Chris Fenwick. Check it out:

http://issuu.com/countycollegeofmorris/docs/connectionsspring16_flip/1?e=6093842/30810582

To Scale: The Solar System

posted Sep 18, 2015, 2:30 PM by Anthony Pisano

To Scale: The Solar System

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