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Activities 2016

Activities are subject to change. More may be added later.


Family Activities

  • Ask an astronomer
  • Star Wars characters NEW
  • Buy an IfA T-shirt
  • CAVE (3-D virtual environment)
  • Styrofoam gliders
  • Hands-on physics
  • Journey to Mars NEW
  • Infrared camera
  • Daytime Venus observing
  • Pan-STARRS virtual tour and operations
  • Short lectures
  • Spectroscopy school (learning with light)
  • Solar observing (weather permitting)
  • 3-D printer demos NEW
  • Cratering
  • Make a Pulsar NEW


  • Astrophotography and time lapse videos
  • Friends of the IfA
  • Scale model of solar system
  • Student-built telescope Pioneer 01-A NEW
  • Science Fair exhibitors
  • TMT Hologram
Watch a video about 2013 Open House.