Ham Radio Clubs: Join Clay Center For National Astronomy Day

Clay Center, Brookline, MATo Leaders of Scout Groups, Science Clubs, Astronomy Clubs, and Amateur Radio Clubs:

You and your club members are invited to join us on May 6, 2006 as an exhibitor, participant, or both. Display your colors, attract new members, and participate in the excitement!

For the past two years National Astronomy Day at the Clay Center Observatory has been a fantastic educational event that has brought in many hundreds of families from around the greater Boston area and from as far away as Rhode Island and New Hampshire. We co-host the event with the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB) who bring many types of solar and night telescopes to the event. In addition we will have three planetarium shows, a LASER light show, Galileo himself, NASA ambassadors, guest speakers and lecturers, and rooms filled with activity tables and displays on all kinds of sciences. For details, see http://www.claycenter.org/astro. I would like to offer your non-profit organization a table at this event at no cost where you can proudly display your banner and photos, recruit members, and even sell club related items. All I ask is that you offer some kind of hands-on educational science activity (should be somewhat connected to astronomy or earth science). The activity should be geared for children or scaleable to all ages.

If you can join us, please go to the Astronomy Day web site at http://www.claycenter.org/astro and register in the vendor/volunteer section. You and your helpers will receive name badges and boxed dinners. Even if you don’t want to run a booth or table, feel free to bring your club or scout group for a fun afternoon or evening.


Daytime events 2:00-5:00pm Evening events 6:00-10:00pm

Free admission! Come anytime to each or both.
Free Astronomy Red Light on a keychain for first 300 children!

The Clay Center will hold astronomy day events in collaboration with the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB). Many activities have been planned for families and children of all ages.

* Many different telescopes will be set up for you to see and use. Safely view the sun in the daytime, and see the moon and stars in the evening, weather permitting.

* Demonstrations, lectu res, planetarium shows, LASER Light show, rocketry, stunt kites, celebrity appearances, educational activities for all ages.

* Astronomy Show by astronomer Ron Dantowitz about telescopic coverage of historic SpaceShip One launches and the famous Laser-to-Space-Station project last spring.

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