Second Saturday Sungazing

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Udvar-Hazy Center invites families to become astronomers at their special Second Saturday Sungazing!

On May 11, 2024, see the sun and its features safely through a filtered telescope. From our perspective on Earth, the sun might seem like an unmoving ball of light. However, the sun is actually a vibrant star, continuously evolving and emitting energy into space.

Knowledgeable staff will be there to answer questions and help you learn more about the largest object in our solar system! If clouds are blocking the view of the sky, find us inside the Museum’s Space Hangar to see images of the Sun taken by a satellite.

Admission to this Smithsonian destination is free, while parking is $15 per car.

Commonly known as the Udvar-Hazy Center, this Smithsonian museum is the second location of the National Air & Space Museum (the original on the National Mall in Washington, DC). Like its sister museum, the Udvar-Hazy Center showcases the history and science of aviation, spaceflight, planetary science, and terrestrial geology/geophysics.

While there, visit the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar, home to the museum’s biggest artifacts, including the Space Shuttle Discovery, a Concorde, and a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The museum also boasts an IMAX Theater (featuring a screen that is five stories high!) and an observation tower that gives visitors a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Dulles Airport and the surrounding area.


May 11, 2024

National Air & Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center • Chantilly, VA


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