Astronomy Day
Presentation Information

Featured Astronomy Day Speakers

Indoor Presentations

3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.     David Haviland     Considerations in Buying a Telescope

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.     Kayla LaFrance     Urban Astronomy: How to be an Armchair Astronomer When You Live in a City

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.     Bruce Pollard     Star Clusters: From Formation to Termination

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.     Leonard Ferguson     OSIRIS-REx: NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.     Annie Wargetz     Life in the Universe

8 p.m. - 9 p.m.     Aaron Clevenson     Mars! It's not too Late...

9 p.m. - 10 p.m.     Justin McCollum     The Frontier of the Icy Giants: Uranus and Neptune!

Outdoor Presentations

4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.     Aaron Clevenson     Shadows and Silhouettes

4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.     Bruce Pollard     What's Your App? Using a Cell Phone to Help Observe the Night Sky

5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Justin McCollum     TBD

5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.     James Wooten     Why is Mars So Bright?

6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.     David Haviland     Considerations in Buying a Telescope


A Full Day of Presentations

Astronomy Day 2018 will have a full day of great indoor and outdoor speakers, giving presentations on a wide range of astronomy and science-related topics. Indoor speaker topics and times are posted near the lecture room entrance in the exhibit area. Speaker topics and times for outdoor presentations are posted in the grassy area next to the tent.

Indoor speaker presentations start at 3:30 p.m., and the last presentation begins at 9:00 p.m.

Outdoor presentations start at 4:00 p.m. and end at dusk. All presentations are free to the public.

More Free Presentations

Did you know that you and your family can take in an astronomy-related presentation at your local astronomy club? Many of the astronomy clubs in the Houston area have monthly speaker presentations that are free to the public. Check the links at the bottom of this page for the astronomy clubs in Southeast Texas.

Directions, Admission, Parking, Camping

Your Local Astronomy Clubs

Astronomy Day Supporters

Many thanks to Mark Holdsworth of Netslyder for hosting the Astronomy Day website.