PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.

Science After Dark: Unfolding The Universe

Celebrate the return of Science After Dark with some out of this world science!

Member-only event

January 7, 5-8 p.m.

Throughout the Museum
All Ages
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Members, join us for a special Science After Dark as we celebrate the launch of the JWST, a telescope that will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.

Before we learn so much more about the universe, let's unpack some of what we already know! What are galaxies and exoplanets? How do rockets work and can you build your own? What are infrared telescopes and how do they detect celestial bodies?

Guests can also enjoy a live astronomy show in The Dome at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. No tickets are required, but seating is limited to the first 250 guests at each show, first-come, first-served.

Guests will also have the chance to learn how to use telescopes from experts from the Richmond Astronomical Society. And because the JWST is so giant it was folded origami-style in the rocket, guests will be able to try their hand at some honeycomb origami.

More activity details will be available soon so check back later!

The January Science After Dark is a member-only event. Admission for members is free, but registration is required. Click below to reserve your ticket and be sure to log in first so the event becomes available.

Please note: If you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine, a mask is required while inside the Museum, regardless of age. Even if you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, a mask is recommended. We ask that guests bring their own masks when possible, but we will have a supply available at the Museum.

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