The Starry Night Party is set for August 28, beginning at 6 p.m. at Hobart-Detter field in Carey Park. Sponsored by the Cosmosphere, the free Starry Night Party includes rocket demonstrations, geocaching, face-painting, an inflatable moon walk and more.
Kids will have the opportunity to make buttons and solar system bracelets, launch water balloons, get gliders and see amazing science demonstrations including a geyser from soda pop and candy. The Cosmosphere will be making liquid oxygen ice cream and serving it at 6:30. Later, Eric Olson of Tucson will be speaking about meteorites, and the evening will conclude with star gazing.
More than a dozen telescopes will be set up so people can see the night sky. The International Space Station will be passing over Hutchinson twice that evening as well. People who have telescopes can bring them out to Carey Park and have Cosmosphere experts demonstrate how to get the most out of them.
All of these activities are free. There’s something for every age group. In addition, concessions and a mobile gift shop will be available. Last year about 900 people attended the Starry Night Party.