Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association to host a free festival March 30

By | Published: March 19, 2024

The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will hold the Tucson Astronomy Festival from 3 to 9 p.m. MST on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Ramada 1 in Tucson. There is no fee to attend.

The family event is open to all. Participants will have an opportunity to see celestial objects, including the Sun, Moon, planets, star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and more. There will be interactive astronomy exhibits for kids and adults.

Here’s the schedule (all times local MST)

  • Help setting up and operating your own personal telescope from 3 to 9 p.m.
  • Safe telescope viewing of the Sun from 3 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Interactive astronomy exhibits from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Door prize drawings for a telescope at 6:30 p.m.
  • Night-sky viewing from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Check the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association’s Facebook page for updates in case of inclement weather.