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Astronomy: Discovering Stellar Secrets

Event Date:Friday, January 03, 2014 - Saturday, January 04, 2014
2-day event
Event Time:7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Lake Afton Observatory

Ever wondered how astronomers find out how hot, massive or big a star is or what it is made of?

Visit the Observatory to look through the big telescope at a gas giant planet, the spectrum of a bright star, a multiple star system, clusters of stars and glowing clouds of gas as we discuss how the secrets of stars are revealed.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are admitted free. Special family rate is $15.00 for two parents and their immediate minor children or grandchildren.

Directions: The observatory is located approximately 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, seven 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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