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Astro Day at the Morris Museum

posted Feb 27, 2018, 6:33 AM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 3:32 PM ]

Saturday, March 24, 2018

(Morristown, NJ, March 6, 2018) –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 11:00AM to 4:00PM, with night sky observing of the moon, planets and other celestial objects (weather permitting) from 7:30PM to 9:00PM. All Astro 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). Astro Day visitors will be able to view the sun through special filters, revealing sunspots, flares and prominences.

Further program and ticket information is available by calling 973.971.3700 or

Guest Speakers Topics:


12:30PM – Missy Holtser “Exploring Our Invisible Universe on SOFIA.” A first-hand experience onboard NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 

2:00PM – Krishnadas Kootale “Everything You Need to Know to Fly to Mars.” A close look at what we need to get to Mars, and back. Don't pack your bags and put on your space suites, just yet.

Access to the Museum's Exhibitions 

A Cache of Kinetic Art: Curious Characters

Fashion Forwards: A Survey of Post WWII Fashion Accessories

Fresh Perspectives - 29th Annual Juried Art Exhibition for High School Students

Museum Detectives: What is It? 

Activities for Children

Craft-making & BASF's Kids' Lab

Enjoy Astro Day themed science activities.

Touch the Music Workshops 

Enjoy these special musical exploration opportunities for young and old alike!

Learn more about the field of Astronomy 

Through worksheets and other fun activities.  

Photo Opportunities

There will be multiple chances throughout the day to take your photo at a special AstroDay inspired station.


FREE for Museum Members.

FREE with Museum Admission for Non-members.

The Astro Family Day program is made possible in part by generous support from:

Morris Museum Astronomical Society
BASF Corporation

Anthony Pisano,
Feb 27, 2018, 3:31 PM