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Spacey Star Shows and Astonishing Asteroids
SAN FRANCISCO (April 4, 2003) Celebrate the 30th annual of Astronomy
and Space Day, created to share the joy and wonders of astronomy. Families
are invited to see spacey star shows and astonishing asteroids at the
California Academy of Sciences celebration of Astronomy and Space Day
taking place Saturday, May 10, from 10 am-2 pm.
In addition to regular planetarium shows, Morrison Planetarium will be
hosting hands-on astronomy activities for kids and families, and solar
observing through special telescopes (weather permitting). Touch a 4 billion
year old meteorite on display in the current 150th Anniversary exhibit,
150 Years of Science: Exploring Natures Wonders. The meteorite located
in the Academys Hohfeld Hall is a small piece of an asteroid that
struck the Earth 50,000 years ago and blasted out the famous Meteor Crater
All programs are free after museum admission unless otherwise noted. Co-sponsored by NASA's Solar System Ambassador Program.