We just received an announcement for what looks to be a super-cool public astronomy gathering from our friend Michelle Meskill at Celestron. The company is organizing the event — called LA MoonWalk — to benefit The Planetary Society and FreeArts.org. And it’s happening tomorrow, Thursday, August 18, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Ticket prices range from $15 to $75.
The giant planet Jupiter will be one of the celestial objects on display at LA MoonWalk, which happens August 18.// NASA/ESA/A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)
The program is to help promote the Planetary Society and their new initiative STEAM Team. It’s going to be jam packed with VIP’s like Bill Nye, CEO of the Planetary Society; Star Trek: Voyager
’s Robert Picardo; artist, astrophotographer, and the creator of Jimmy Neutron, John Davis; Adventure Time
series creator Pen Ward; and more.
Of course, Celestron will set up a number of telescopes so attendees can observe the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. And Joe Normal & the Anytowners will provide live music.
Sounds like a fun time for the whole family. For more info, click here.