Summer Solstice Celebration

June 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
University of Wyoming Art Museum
2111 Willett Drive
Chandra Fletcher

The public is invited to spend Monday, June 20 at the University of Wyoming Art Museum for the annual Summer Solstice celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This free event celebrates the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer. Every year at exactly noon on the summer solstice, the sun shines through a solar tube in the ceiling of the Rotunda Gallery and illuminates the silver dollar that is set into the center of the gallery’s floor. Members of the Laramie Astronomical Society and Space Observers, and local astronomer Ray Martin will have a filtered solar telescope set up on the terrace for visitors to safely view the surface of the sun.