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White House Astronomy Night

Presented by: Vanessa Thomas, Max Mutchler, & Rosa Diaz (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Category: Education and Outreach   Duration: 2 hours   Broadcast date: January 05, 2016
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On October 19, 2015, the White House hosted its second Astronomy Night on the South Lawn. Intended to excite students about science and space, the event featured an address from the president, stargazing through telescopes, discussions with astronauts and science celebrities, as well as exhibits and activities from space-related agencies and companies from across the country. Three STScI employees were honored to be among about 20 individuals invited to serve as telescope operators for the event. Come hear about what it’s like to attend a star party on the White House grounds and other celestial happenings at this truly star-studded event.