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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




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 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


Anthony Pisano,
Mar 26, 2017, 10:11 AM
Anthony Pisano,
Mar 26, 2017, 10:11 AM