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Astronomy: Perseid Meteor Shower

Event Date:Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Event Time:12:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Location: Lake Afton Public Observatory

Get out of the light-polluted city and join us at the observatory to watch the Perseid meteor shower. Bring a reclining lawn chair or blankets and a good bug repellent and set up behind the observatory to watch for meteors in the sky. Watching the shower outside is free, but you may want to join us inside to look through our 16-inch telescope at some of your favorite deep-sky objects. If you decide to join us inside, our regular admission charges will apply; however, in honor of the "shower," anyone who brings a shower item such as a bar of soap, shower cap, umbrella or towel, will get $1 off regular admission.

$5 for adults
$3 for children ages 6-12
Children under 6 years old admitted free
$15 family rate: two parents and their immediate minor children or grandchildren

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.

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

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