a PRIVATE Program? A program for your organization or
Click HERE for program request form
This program offers a group or
organization of 50 (minimum required) to 80
participants a private and exclusive experience at
the MSAS facility. No other individuals will be
allowed to attend.
The group coordinator selects one of the PROGRAM
TOPICS listed to the right. A unique and beautiful
color slide show is presented on the selected topic
at a level to suit the audience, followed by a
question and answer session. Additionally,
interesting astronomical items are shared with
participants including space rated materials, rare
meteorites and more.
The Observatory facility is included with this
program, weather permitting. Daytime programs include
safe solar viewing and a discussion of the mechanics
of a functioning observatory. Evening programs
include night sky viewing and a discussion of the
mechanics of a functioning observatory.
Each program has a duration of about one and a half
hours, followed by time for participants to shop at
Star Gazers Gift Shop and peruse MSASs
one of a kind space and science objects on displays.
Note: 50 person
minimum is required:
Children: $5.00 ea.
(under 16 years of age)
Call today to schedule a unique experience into our
Universe at the MSAS Astronomy Village!
Gift Shop open 11 am- 2 pm every Friday.
Open for ticket sales:
11 am - 2 pm - Fri. & Sat.
on SKY QUEST Program weekend.
Office hours vary, please call for more information
for program request form
The following MSAS Astronomy Village
educational program subjects consist of a lively lecture,
dramatic slide show, unique demonstrations, and
This program explores the ABC's of astronomy. We survey
our solar system, learn simple navigation techniques,
review telescope basics, and share the personal
experience of astronomy.
Alien Rocks From Space.
Learn about meteorite impact craters that are found
around the world. Is a shooting star really a meteor?
Want to hold a real alien in your hand? How are comets
related to meteors? Did an asteroid really cause the
extinction of the Dinosaur? We will answer these
questions and much more.
Learn how telescopes work by constructing a functioning
instrument. Our reusable telescope kits produce a
complete 40mm telescope, similar to Galileos first
HOW TO USE
Are you interested in learning how to locate celestial
objects with a telescope or binoculars? This
comprehensive program includes practical hands on
experience and information about telescope function,
cleaning, adjustments, accessories and navigation
Learning to navigate the sky CAN be fun. Join this
program and navigate the night sky with our tried and
true methods. We point out star patterns in the night sky
with the help of green laser technology.
THE KNOWN UNIVERSE
How big is the Universe? What is a blackhole? Where are
Envision your place in the Universe with our tour of the
TELESCOPES USED IN ASTRONOMY
What do the most powerful telescopes around the world
look like? See images of the Keck I telescope of the
Mauna Kea Observatories in Hawaii, the space-based Hubble
Telescope, and "El Radar", Arecibo Observatory,
a 1000' radio telescope constructed in a natural canyon
in the rain forest of Puerto Rico.
PROGRAM (Discussion Based