Wichita State News

Lake Afton Observatory hosting telescope fair

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Lake Afton Public Observatory, in cooperation with the Kansas Astronomical Observers, will host a telescope fair from 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

Members of the Kansas Astronomical Observers will set up some of their telescopes and will be available to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of telescopes.

The observatory will also present its regularly scheduled program that evening, “Astronomical Zoo.” Visitors can observe Jupiter, a multiple star, a globular cluster of stars, a planetary nebula and a nearby galaxy.

The program is from 7:30-10 p.m.

For more information, go to 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 Tuesday, November 08, 2011; Last modified on Friday, November 11, 2011