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Summer 2023 Events
Take to the waters of Geneva Lake to enjoy a unique Perseid Meteor Shower experience. The Lake Geneva Cruise Line and GLAS Education are partnering to offer you a lovely summer Starlight Evening Cruise for this annual celestial event. Make a wish as you admire the meteors (popularly known as “falling stars”), learn from our Tour Guides about the constellations and their rich cultural heritage through engaging and interactive activities, and gaze up at the glimmering night sky over Geneva Lake as you glide along the waters in the comfort of the Cruise Line’s beautiful boats.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is an annual event caused by the Earth’s orbit passing through the debris stream from Comet Swift-Tuttle. This dust and dirt from the comet burning up in the atmosphere brings us a spectacular show of “falling stars” every August!
As with any stargazing event, the weather is very important and unpredictable. Cancellations will only occur in the case of heavy rain or stormy weather.
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Telescopes on the Lawn
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GLAS’ Summer Star Parties
This year marks the fourth summer star party series that GLAS has hosted. Join GLAS for an educational and exciting experience in astronomy. Activities are suitable for people of all ages and provide a unique hands-on experience!
** Due to the current trend of COVID-19 GLAS Star Parties are going to look a little different this year. Our staff and volunteers are taking measures to ensure these events are safe, socially-distanced and fun for your whole family! Check below for upcoming outdoor events.
Let’s stay connected during this time of social distancing. We are successfully streaming planetarium shows as a way to keep people looking up and learning about astronomy. Every week, see what’s new in the sky and explore an astronomy topic in-depth with GLAS staff and astronomers.
You can watch all of our previous episodes here or on YouTube and don’t forget to join us live every Friday night! As long as there is an advisory to stay home and be safe we will be streaming with new content every week.
You can subscribe to our YouTube page or submit the form at the top of the page to get regular updates about our programs.
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Pop Up Planetarium
Travel through the solar system and beyond, at any time of day or night. Planetarium shows feature interactive photos and videos.
IDATA is a three year project funded by the National Science Foundation to engage a group of high school age students, their teachers, professional astronomers, software engineers, and design experts in the user-centered design process of data analysis software for astronomy.