Peterson Planetarium is involved in all sorts of events, not just showings!

WHERE WILL YOU BE ON AUGUST 21, 2017?!?

                                               

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History is going to be made
here in Kansas, August 21, 2017!
This is the YEAR for the
Great American Total Solar Eclipse
and there are several happenings
for you to learn more...

FOR MORE INFO FROM eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

IN APRIL!

@ Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Astrophotography Workshop by Dr. Fred Espenak, Tuesday, April 11, 3:00-4:00 pm
https://www.phys.ksu.edu/news/colloquia/s17/astrophotography.pdf

KSU Physics Neff Lecture
The Great American Total Eclipse of 2017, Tuesday, April 11, 4:30 pm
Live Stream Available... https://www.phys.ksu.edu/alumni/neff/2017/index.html

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@ Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas

Intro to Telescopes and Astrophotography Techniques by Mark A. Brown, Thursday, April 20, 6:30 pm

Past... in MARCH...

Thursday, March 30, 6:30, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas

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Tuesday, March 28, 7 pm @ Science Cafe in Hays, Kansas
https://www.fhsu.edu/smei/Science-Cafe/

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Saturday, March 11@ Science City
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Below are some 2016 past events...

April 2nd Star Party at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

We joined the Kansas Astronomical Observers, Astronomical Society of Kansas City, Northeast Kansas Amateur Astronomers' League (NEKAAL), Salina Astronomy Club and Kansas Wesleyn University, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve park service and volunteers, among countless visitors and astronomy enthusiasts.

We started off with a solar viewing, enjoyed the colorful sunset with the park burning their fields west of the viewing sight. As the stars came out, we all pointed our telescopes eastward to find Jupiter, viewing the beautiful layers in it's atmosphere and it's four Galilean Moons. Peterson Planetarium lead a tour of the stars with a special laser pointer designed to be used in the open night sky. We identified dozens of constellations, and even got to watch the International Space Station pass overhead!

April 9th Star Party at Lebo Library and Osage City

One week after our star party at Tallgrass Prairie, we met up for another one in Lebo. At 7:30 we gave a lecture on telescopes- the three main kinds and their different mounts -and the constellations that would be seen later that night. At 8:30 we packed up and lead a convoy out to Osage City to start the star party! With minor cloud coverage, the western skies remained hidden most of the night, but that didn't stop us from leading the viewing of the rest of the skies! The end of our night on the 9th was enjoyed with another field burning to the north.

Updated... 2017-03-12 @ 6:15:05 PM