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Skywatch Schedule 2012-13
Fall Star Party
(Sunday) 8:00 p.m.
Public viewing (All are Welcome) beginning at 8:00 p.m. through Salina Astronomy Club telescopes at The Land Institute. Parking is on the north side of Water Well Road across from the west entrance. Observing in the open field on the south side
of the road. Setup at 7:30
19 (Friday) 7:30
What worlds may exist beyond our own solar system? Dr. David
Hanson of the Salina Astronomy Club will explain methods of searching for
planets circling other stars and give an update of exoplanets which have been
9 (Friday) 7:30
What is a “black hole”? How do they form? What affect do they
have on objects around them? Explore the origin, nature and possible fates
of these peculiar astronomical objects with KWU Science faculty
member Dr. Dorothy Hanna.
Hopping: Part II
8 (Friday) 7:30 p.m.
Interested in astronomy as a hobby? The best way to begin is
with a good pair of binoculars. Tonight we will explore some of the
beautiful objects in the winter sky which can be viewed with binoculars and
learn how to locate them .
University and the Salina Astronomy Club present ...
Hopping: Part I
11 (Friday) 7:30 p.m.
Finding their way in the night sky is the first challenge faced
by amateur astronomers. Tonight Dr. Dorothy Hanna will explain the
tools and tricks astronomers use to get their bearings when doing unaided
Far is That? The Cosmic Distance Ladder
December 7 (Friday) 7:30 p.m.
How can astronomers measure the
distance to objects we cannot reach? SAC member Jeffrey Kasoff will discuss
ingenious strategies used in the past and present to determine
Hopping: Part III
8 (Friday) 7:30 p.m.
Ready to make the jump to a telescope? Dobsonians are a simple,
inexpensive choice for a starter scopes. Tonight SAC members will discuss
strategies for viewing deep sky objects using simple manually operated
telescopes such as the Dob.
Spring Star Party
(Friday) 8:00 p.m.
Meet at the Land Institute to participate in viewing
constellations, planets and Messier objects in the spring sky. Bring
binoculars or telescopes if you have them, or enjoy the viewing through the
SAC telescopes .which will be set up
for public viewing. (All
are Welcome) Set up will
begin at 7:30 pm
Skywatch is free and open to
the public. More
information at http://www.orgsites.com/ks/salina-astronomy-club/
Presentations are in room 229
of Peters Science Hall unless otherwise noted. Each program will be followed by viewing through KWU and SAC
telescopes, weather permitting. Programs are subject to change. Image
Credit: NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R.
van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. Mellinger
Merger of M31 & Milky Way in 3.75 Ga