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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host a live Virtual Astronomy Night on Thursday, June 25. A pre-show will start at 5 pm followed by the main event from 5:30-7 pm.

This is the third in a series of monthly Virtual Astronomy Nights hosted by the Intrepid. Each night has a different theme and Thursday’s presentation will explore the connections between the ancient art of origami and modern space innovations. Your family will learn how the principles of origami have contributed to new designs of solar reflectors, which help protect astronauts in space, and other space technologies.

The interactive pre-show will guide participants through creating their own origami art while discussing how the design of the James Webb Space Telescope was inspired by origami folding.

The event will feature Keith Parrish, the observatory manager for the James Webb Space Telescope, and Charlene Morrow, PhD, past board chair of OrigamiUSA. It will be hosted by John “Das” Galloway, the creator of Kerbal Space Academy, and moderated by Summer Ash, a rocket scientist, astrophysicist and freelance writer.

The Virtual Astronomy Night Live is geared towards all ages. Register for free here.

The Intrepid Museum will host another Virtual Astronomy Night Live on July 16 featuring astronaut photography and art.

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