We are very excited to host our first Astronomy Night at VIMSIA Sunday, September 27 from 7:00-11:00pm, in conjunction with the Etelman Observatory of UVI, and amateur astronomers across St. Thomas.
Bring your three B's - blankets, bug spray, binoculars!
There will be various telescopes set up on the soccer field to view celestial objects such as galaxies, stars, planets, and our Moon, which is going to experience a Lunar Eclipse - where Earth's shadow covers the Moon - at 10:11pm; earlier attendees will still be able to see some grey-ing of the Moon and also experience our newly-acquired, through UVI-VIMSIA partnership, inflatable planetarium on the Solar Awning stage!
Mr. Andy Palmer, one of our PGIA Science Teachers, will be hosting 15-20 minute presentations inside the Planetarium every half hour and is excited to share stories and myths about the night sky.
VIMSIA without Borders will be running the concession stand for refreshments and snacks.
This event is only open to the VIMSIA family, as it is our first Astronomy Night and a very special Lunar Eclipse; we hope to continue with these special evenings and will open them up to the whole community as we progress. We look forward to seeing you here from 7:00-11:00pm next Sunday, September 27. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Andy Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.