Well, tomorrow is Tuesday.
For me, that means that it is my ninth Tuesday in a row working from home due to restrictions caused by COVID-19.
One of the silver linings of social distancing is that, while we can’t do all of the things at all of the places that we are used to going (theatres, malls, museums, national parks, libraries, work, school, etc…), many wonderful institutions in far-away places are opening up their archives and activities for audiences to partake in all kinds of activities that we wouldn’t necessarily be able to do otherwise.
One socially distanced event that I am planning on participating in is happening tomorrow night. Science Friday is hosting the Astro Artists Club event with Chicago’s Adler Planetarium. At this live event, astronomers will be observing the sun through a solar telescope, and you can interpret these observations in your artistic medium of choice. I think I’m going to pull out my watercolor paints!
It’s FREE and it’s happening on TUESDAY MAY 12 from 7:30-8:30 PM (EDT).
Go to Science Friday’s Youtube page here: https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/astro-artists-club-may-2020/
Did I mention that if you register, Science Friday will send you kid- and adult-friendly drink recipes to sip while you stare (safely) at the sun? They’ve thought of everything!
Looking for more STEAM activities?
Check out our STEAM lesson plans on the Educational Outreach page of this website! Be sure to share pictures of your work with us!
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