The public is invited to join the Fort Hays State University Astronomy Club at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Oct. 16, for an evening of exploring the night sky. Viewing will begin at 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. There is no charge for the event.
KWEC Educator Jean Aycock said viewers can take advantage of Cheyenne Bottoms’ lack of city lights to enjoy a breathtaking view of the stars. The FHSU Astronomy Club will be bringing a variety of telescopes and other astronomy equipment to showcase some particularly fascinating celestial objects.
Of particular note will be the planet Saturn, considered one of the most beautiful sights in the night sky. There will also be a crescent moon to enjoy, and Astronomy Club members will be training their telescopes on a variety of deep space objects like nebulas and distant stars.
Participants should dress warmly. The center will provide refreshments, including hot cocoa. For more information call the KWEC, 877-243-9268.