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Astronomy: Bring Your Own Telescope

Event Date:Friday, May 16, 2014
Event Time:9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: The observatory is located about 20 miles southwest of downtown Wichita on MacArthur Road at 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. It is immediately north of the lake, just off MacArthur Road. Lake Afton can be reached by any of the following routes: west from Wichita on U.S. 54 to the Lake Afton sign at Viola Road three miles past Goddard, then three miles south and one mile east; or southwest on K-42, 7 miles to Schulte and nine miles west on MacArthur.

Members of the Kansas Astronomical Observers will be set up on the Observing Pad behind the Observatory to help you learn how to use your telescope. They will also have some of their telescopes available for you to look at if you're looking for information on different types of telescopes.

There is no admission for the Bring Your Own Telescope Event. If you would like to visit inside the observatory as well, admission is just $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12; children under 6 are admitted free. There is also a special family rate where 2 parents and their immediate minor children or grandchildren get in for just $15.00.

For more information, call 316-978-3991 or email robert.henry@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education

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