Schenectady observatory to host out-of-this-world evening

February 25, 2018 by  

In 1958, a special guest arrived in Schenectady, and area residents will soon be treated to a chance to learn more about this event.

A full 60 years ago, a meteorite landed in Schenectady, and the Museum of Innovation and Science will be hosting an evening where the public will be able to learn more about the impact. This function is being offered as part of the institution’s Night Sky Adventure program.

The Dudley Observatory which is part of the museum, will be partnering with the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group to facilitate the occasion. Those who come to the family friendly evening will be able to learn more about meteorites and what can happen when they impact the Earth. Those who come out are encouraged to bring along binoculars or a telescope, and there will also be some available for them to use if they don’t them one.

The opportunity to learn more about this ‘local celebrity’ is being offered free of change with admission to the museum and planetarium. Pamphlets and other promotional materials that let the public know when a special event like this will be taking place can be sourced from an area brochure printing company.

March 20 has been selected as the date for this Night Sky Adventure. It will begin at 7:00 pm and additional details can be found on the Museum of Innovation and Science’s website.