MEET ISAAC NEWTON! Sept. 20, 2014 – Free Events

MEET ISAAC NEWTON! Look at the Stars!

Arlington, VA - September 20, 2014 – Free Events

Sir Isaac Newton hard at work. Credit: Dean Howarth.

Between 5pm and 6pm, enjoy some outdoor activities on the plaza outside the planetarium – meet Isaac Newton, listen to live music courtesy of the Yorktown Yahoos, watch a demonstration of nitrogen ice cream making (then taste the results), learn how to create your own child-safe “rockets,” and test out some air-compression rockets. Renew or purchase your Friends of the Planetarium membership while you are there!

We will have two paid digital shows at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Details here:

8:30pm - After the final show in the dome for the evening, join us for stargazing outside on the deck and grassy areas around the planetarium. We are hoping to have several telescopes set up around the building, so visitors can wander around and check out different celestial wonders and see how different telescopes work. Please feel free to bring your own, and/or check out the view through the ones that are set up by others. The event will be held weather permitting, so we are hoping for a clear night. The waning crescent moon will rise around 10:51pm, so will not be in the visible sky during this event. The David M. Brown Planetarium is located at 1426 N. Quincy Street in Arlington, VA.

Both outdoor events are free to the public, weather permitting.


Founded in 2010, the Friends of Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds to make the Planetarium even better, and to enhance science education in Arlington County. The Friends of Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium has an all-volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Council. For more information about Friends of Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium, please visit