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Spring is here! Whether stargazing on a hot date or a fun family outing, our Arizona skies are beautiful this time of year!
Butterfly NebulaIf you haven’t been recently, I encourage you to check out the Dorrance Planetarium at Arizona Science Center. And what better time that Astronomy Day? Arizona Science Center will celebrate 400 years of astronomy this Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with tons of exciting, family-friendly activities including: marshmallow atmospheric tests, boiling water with ice, making comets, opportunities to meet professional astronomers and more! They will also be raffling off great prizes (like a Celestron telescope)!
Then, from sunset to 10 p.m. (weather permitting), there will be a free Star Party! After enjoying the fantastic Urban Wine Walk 2010 event, head over to Heritage & Science Park for free guided telescope viewings of our amazing Arizona skies. Be sure to look for Saturn, which is gorgeous this time of year! For more information, visit