The White House Astronomy Night

October 19 | 7:00 PM ET

The 2015 White House Astronomy Night is a celebration of science, technology, and space. Students, teachers, scientists, engineers, astronauts, and others will spend the evening stargazing, learning about some of the newest astronomical discoveries, and checking out the cutting-edge technologies that enable us to explore and live in space.  Register today!

Schedule of Events

  • MythBusters’ Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to host this exciting event live from the White House South Lawn
  • Remarks followed by short walk looking through a telescope and visiting an exhibit
  • Storytelling panel with Commercial Crew astronauts and answering questions from the internet audience
  • Additional questions and answers with the MythBusters

Watch it Live

Students, parents and educators are welcome to tune in online at to watch the live broadcast.

Classroom Activities

This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to connect digital learning at school with engaging content at home. We encourage teachers using Discovery Education Streaming to explore our astronomy related content collections with their students, then have them tune in live at home to establish that real-world connection.

Use the following lessons starters and content collections to enhance your students’ experience:


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