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Astronomy: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Event Date:Saturday, September 28, 2013
Event Time:8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Lake Afton Observatory

If you bring a Smithsonian Museum Day Admission Card to the Observatory on Saturday, Sept. 28, you and a guest get in for free. The cards will be available in the September issue of Smithsonian Magazine or online at the Smithsonian's Museum Day website (smithsonianmag.com/museumday). We will observe a double-star system and an ancient cluster of half a million stars.

Adults - $5
Children ages 6-12 - $3
Children under 6 - free
There is also a special family rate where two parents and their immediate minor children or grandchildren get in for just $15.

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 & Mathematics Education

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