York County Astronomical Society will host bus trip to National Air and Space Museum

The York County Astronomical Society is hosting a bus trip to both branches of the National Air and Space Museum on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Participants will begin the day at the Washington, DC branch of the museum and conclude the day at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.


National Air & Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has thousands of objects on display, including the 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, and a lunar rock you can touch. In addition to our exhibition galleries, you may want to visit the Albert Einstein PlanetariumLockheed Martin IMAX® Theater, and the Public Observatory on the east terrace.


Udvar-Hazy Center

The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia is a companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Opened in 2003, its two huge hangars — the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar — display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Discovery. The Center also offers the Airbus IMAX® Theater and the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which gives you a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport and the surrounding area.

Trip Information

The bus will depart from the Queensgate Shopping Center, Frank Theatre upper parking lot off of Queenswood Road on Saturday, March 17, 2018. at 7 a.m. and will return around 8 p.m.

The cost of the trip is $45/person.

For tickets, please make your check payable to YCAS and mail to YCAS, c/o Phil Geise, Treasurer, 400 Mundis Race Road, York, PA 17406. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address (if applicable) with the payment. Your tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment. For more information, please contact Crystal Bolton at (717) 870-4858 or

This is the first bus trip in a series of trips the Society is planning to offer. The next bus trip in the works is to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. The Liberty Science Center is home to the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the largest planetarium in the Western hemisphere.


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