Due to weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled from Oct. 5 to Friday, Oct. 19.A stargazing workshop will be hosted by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center along with Fort Hays State University’s Astronomy Club at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
The event features the M31 Andromeda Galaxy, a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light years from Earth, along with the planets Jupiter and Saturn, and other astronomical objects.
Dr. Jack Maseberg, associate professor of physics, and Dr. Paul Adams, dean of the College of Education, and the Astronomy Club will provide telescopes and be on hand to offer assistance.
Those interested can meet at the KWEC northeast of Great Bend to start off with an indoor activity and snacks and finish off the evening at Cheyenne Bottoms for a tour of the night sky.
The KWEC, 592 NE K-156, is at the southeast side of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, northeast of Great Bend.
For more information, contact Mandy Kern at 877-243-9268 or 620-566-1456.