Kalamazoo Astronomical Society Observing Session | WMUK
  • April 24
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center , Kalamazoo
  • April 24, 2021
  • Category: Misc.

Event Details

  • April 24, 2021
  • 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Kalamazoo Astronomical Society Public Observing Sessions Looking Up Since 1936 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT From: Joe Comiskey / kas@kasonline.org 269-532-6965 (Please do not publish) _________________________________________ The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society (KAS) invites the public to observe the wonders of the universe at Owl Observatory! The Owl Observatory now features a 16" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. In addition, telescopes of all shapes and sizes will be set up near the observatory, located on the grounds of the Kalamazoo Nature Center (7000 North Westnedge Ave.). Upcoming observing date: Saturday, April 24 Highlights of the night include the Moon and Double Stars of Spring. Observing Begins: 8:00 pm Along with observing through telescopes, KAS members will be on hand at the start of each session to conduct a Telescope Clinic. Beginners can learn how to properly setup and use their telescopes. Each session also features a Constellation Workshop. Learn to read a simple star map (provided free of charge) and find bright stars and constellations on your own. The workshop is followed by a guided tour of the night sky. Sessions will be canceled if the sky is mostly cloudy or overcast. For cancellation information, please visit the KAS website starting at 6:00 pm on the day of the session. For more information and a complete schedule of Public Observing Sessions, please visit our website: http://www.kasonline.org/. You can also follow the KAS on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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