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10th Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall

June 20, 2019

The NSF's Division of Astronomical Sciences will be participating in the 10th Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall (AFNM) in Washington D.C. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 6:00PM-11:00PM. The AFNM features solar, optical, and radio telescope observations; hands-on activities, demonstrations, handouts, posters, banners, and videos; a planetarium show with a portable blow-up dome, speakers from scientific and educational organization, and a chance to mingle with astronomers. Come celebrate the summer solstice with telescopic observations of the Sun, Jupiter, and Saturn at the largest annual astronomy outreach event in the US. For more information, click here

Event Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019

Event Time: 6:00PM - 11:00PM

Event Location: Near the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall (Rain Location: Inside the Smithsonian Castle)


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