Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI Presents Sky Fest: Observing the Night Sky

February 9, 2017


The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) partners with the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society to engage families in Sky Fest, a celebration of celestial events or NASA mission milestones. Sky Fest is open to all ages, and includes presentations from scientists, hands-on activities, and night sky viewing through telescopes (weather permitting).

LPI presents “Sky Fest: Observing the Night Sky” on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. Explorers of all ages are welcome.

Activities include:

  • Presentations on how NASA JSC is testing the next big space telescope
  • Exploring telescope basics
  • Building a simple telescope to take home
  • Night sky viewing through telescopes (weather permitting)

LPI is located at Universities Space Research Association, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058. A map of the region and the LPI location is available for download.

For more information, visit:
Sky Fest Flyer
James Webb Space Telescope


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