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Stargazing on The Lawn

Telescopes, Planetarium Shows, Activities & More

FRIDAY, JULY 30 - 7 PM - 10 PM

Sunset is at 8:05 PM - telescope observations begin at dark.

Come explore the stars and planets through telescopes on the front lawn of the Pink Palace Mansion and enjoy other astronomy-related activities at MoSH. See and learn about different types of telescopes and enjoy a host of fun activities for all ages. There will be short planetarium shows describing the night sky and astronomical laser shows approximately every 20 minutes. Come join MoSH and partners the Memphis Astronomical Society, Rhodes College and the University of Memphis for an evening with the stars.

Dr. Ann Viano, Professor of Physics at Rhodes College, will be bringing an 8" telescope for guests to observe the night sky including planets Mars, Saturn and Venus.

Special thanks to our partners:

 

Astronomy- Related Activities

- Filtered Light - Learn how scientists can use telescopes and other tools to capture and filter different energies of light to study the universe.

- Pocket Solar System - Make a scale model of the distances between objects in our solar system to take home with you.

- Solar System Walk - Take a walk through the solar system in the Mansion, learning about the planets that share our celestial neighborhood.

Ten Billion to One… the Voyage Solar System Experience!

Talk & Presentation by Joanne F. Rhodes, Memphis Program Director of the Voyage Solar System Model and Astronomy Instructor from the Department of Physics and Materials Science at the University of Memphis.

Pink Palace Mansion Theater at 7:30 PM

Learn about the scale of the solar system, and the Voyage Solar System Model ​coming to the University of Memphis Main Campus. 

Learn more at memphis.edu/physics/ 

 

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 15 Mission

Talk & presentation by Apollo Mission Flight Controller, Bill Weppner

Pink Palace Mansion Theater at 8:30 PM

Join Bill Weppner, Apollo 11 Mission Flight Controller, for a talk and presentation in the Pink Palace Mansion Theater at 8:30 PM. Bill will discuss some Apollo objectives - especially Mission #15 which landed successfully 50 years ago this very day (July 30th).  He’ll then discuss where we are today and compare Apollo with Mission Artemis.

Bill Weppner was a Flight Controller on Apollo missions 7 through 13. Missions 11 through the end of the program landed on the moon (with the exception of #13 which was suffered an explosion on the way to the moon). 

 

Food Trucks Under the Stars

Say Cheese - Gourmet grilled cheese on the go.  Is there anything more comforting than a classic grilled cheese? So simple yet, it brings back your favorite childhood memories! We combine the nostalgic idea of grilled cheese with fun ingredients to create new favorites.

Tatums Made 'Em - Specialty Ice Cream Sandwiches

The Henry — a chocolate chip cookie sandwich

The Eddie — a brownie cookie sandwich

The Gene & Betty — a peanut butter & oatmeal cookie sandwich

“Littles” — our bite size perfect for parties

Pints — our vanilla ice cream mixed with our cookies

Special "Welcome Back" Admission $5

Children under 3 free.

Online advanced ticket sales only.  

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