Bring the entire family Saturday for an afternoon of fun and informative programs and activities about the planets, stars and sky.
The University of Toledoâ??s third annual Astronomy Day is a free, public event that starts at 1 p.m. in the Ritter Planetarium. Members of the Toledo Astronomical Association will be available to answer questions about telescopes and provide solar observing, weather permitting.
Scheduled of shows featured:
1 p.m. â??One World One Sky, Big Birdâ??s Adventureâ?? An age-appropriate introduction to the night sky for children ages 3 to 6.
2 p.m. â??Tales of the Maya Skiesâ?? Viewers are immersed in Mayan astronomy, art and culture.
3 p.m. â??War of the Worldsâ?? 1938 broadcast by Orson Welles that panicked a nation, accompanied by images of the Red Planet.
5 p.m. â??The City Darkâ?? An award winning, full-length, feature film about light pollution and its impact not only on astronomers but wildlife, culture and health.