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Activities 2017

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


Children's activities

  • Bottle-rocket launching
  • Comet making
  • Starlab portable planetarium
  • Face painting
  • Stomp rockets
  • Sundial making

Our guests

Family Activities

  • Ask an astronomer
  • Virtual reality sandbox NEW
  • Buy an IfA T-shirt
  • Working radio telescope NEW
  • Space Cubes NEW
  • Meteorites NEW
  • Hands-on physics
  • Climate Change NEW
  • Infrared camera
  • Daytime Venus observing
  • Pan-STARRS Images
  • Short lectures
  • Spectroscopy school (learning with light)
  • Solar observing (weather permitting)
  • IfA Machine Shop demos 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.