Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Welcomes Visitors for Annual AstroVaganza Celebration on Sept. 9

Astronomy enthusiasts of all ages were in for a treat that was out of this world as the 7th annual AstroVaganza celebration returned to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Saturday, September 9th.

Exciting space-related activities were set up across the Museum campus, as visitors got the opportunity to explore the makeup of comets, create and launch their own space gliders and rockets, learn about telescopes and view solar activity at the Palmer Observatory.

Following the daytime activities, a free AstroVaganza Star Party took place from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. in the Palmer Observatory. The Museum’s Astronomical Unit was in attendance to help guests make the most of the experience as they viewed the night sky through their state-of-the-art telescopes.

About the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1916, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History strives to instill a passion for learning and discovery among its patrons. The museum aims to build relationships with the Santa Barbara community as well as encourage members and all visitors to seek a better understanding of the world around them. For more information, call (805) 682-4711 or visit

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