Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Family Day with the Houston Astronomical Society

Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016

01:00 PM – 04:00 PM


CAMH and its co-sponsor the Houston Astronomical Society invite guests to celebrate all things space-related in CAMH's very own “Space City.”

Guests can visit CAMH’s newest exhibition THE INTERVIEW: Red, Red Future, featuring a brand new body of work by the artist MPA. In this exhibition MPA explores the idea of humans colonizing Mars, the past and future of the planet, and poses questions around the uncharted territory of space. The Houston Astronomical Society will have several telescopes of varying optical and technological designs on display for visitors to explore and engage. Safe solar filters will be used so that visitors can look at the sun through the telescopes to see sunspots and solar flares.

In CAMH's space celebration, there will be a variety of hands-on experiences for all ages including: creating your very own sundial, experiencing the wonder of cyanotypes, and building a model of a Mars Rover using recycled materials.

About the Programs & Activities

Come hungry; Boombox Taco Truck will be on-site serving their delicious tacos and lunchtime treats!

About the Houston Astronomical Society
Founded in 1955, the Houston Astronomical Society is an active community of enthusiastic amateur and professional astronomers with over 60 years of history in the Houston area. The club meets on the first Friday of each month at the University of Houston. Membership in the society has a variety of benefits, including access to a secure dark site west of Houston, a telescope loaner program, and much more. Find out more at www.astronomyhouston.org.

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