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'Bring Your Own Telescope' at the Lake Afton Public Observatory

Friday, June 04, 2010 | Share

The Lake Afton Public Observatory is hosting Bring Your Own Telescope (BYOT) viewings on the third Friday of every month this summer. The observatory, in conjunction with the Kansas Astronomical Observers (KAO), will host free viewings and telescope consultations to anyone interested.

Sessions will be held at 9 p.m. on June 18, July 16 and August 20. To participate, BYOT to the observing pad north of the building. KAO members are providing telescopes and will be waiting to assist you.

The observatory is located approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Wichita at 247th Street West on MacArthur Road. For more information on operating hours, regular programs or admission prices contact WSU-STAR (978-7827) or visit http://webs.wichita.edu/lapo/.

Lake Afton Public Observatory is operated by the Fairmount Center for Science and Mathematics Education, a part of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Science at Wichita State University.

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Created on Friday, June 04, 2010; Last modified on Monday, June 07, 2010