Celebrate Astronomy Day at Discovery Center, April 14

ROCKFORD – Few people may know the stars and planets have their own special day – Astronomy Day – and Discovery Center Museum is planning to celebrate it on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy the wonder and beauty of the night sky, investigate the planets, moon and sun, and get inspired to learn more during a free planetarium show. Monkey around with gravity, put the solar system in your pocket, navigate the constellations and more.

Astronomy Day is a national annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. The event is sponsored locally by Astro-Physics, Inc. and Forest City Gear as well as by the Illinois Arts Council Agency. All activities are included with museum admission.

Discovery Center Museum is a non-profit organization providing hands-on math, science and art experiences for all ages with over 250 hand-on exhibits, planetarium, special area for children under five, and an outdoor science park. The Museum is located inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 North Main Street, Rockford. General admission to the Museum is $8 for children and adults and free to Museum members and children age 1 and younger. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. For additional information, call (815) 963-6769 or log onto their website at www.discoverycentermuseum.org.