Stargazing In 100 Acres

Included with admission

View seasonal astronomical events, each set to music. Bring flashlights, blankets and dress for the weather. Telescopes provided by the Indiana Astronomical Society.

Stargazing Themes

June 5: The Transit of Venus | 6-7:30 pm
Meet in the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion.
Experience a once-per-century astronomical event concurrent with a concert by flutist and recording artist Thomas Robertello of IU’s Jacobs School of Music. Robertello, a former member of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the National Symphony, will perform works by Jolivet, Bach, Marais, Paganini, and Akiva. (The title of one Jolivet incantation, "Pour une communion sereine de l'etre avec le monde," roughly translates into “a prayer for a serene communion of one's being with the world”—the presumed desire of any serious stargazer). See Venus travel across the sun through telescopes provided by the Indiana Astronomical Society. The next transit will not take place until the year 2117. Note: In case of rain or clouds, concert will continue as planned.

Note: Picnic materials, lawn chairs, candles, food, non-alcoholic beverages, blankets, bug repellent, and your friends are all welcome.

This program is eligible for PGP (Professional Growth Plan) points. Attend the event and afterward, email to request a PGP points certificate.

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN