Winter Skies On Display At Kansas Observatory

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Monday, January 3, 2011

An observatory about 20 miles southwest of downtown Wichita is teaching visitors about the winter sky.

Wichita State University operates the Lake Afton Public Observatory. The school says its upcoming show, "Wonders of the Winter Sky," will be presented starting Friday. The show will continue on many Friday and Saturdays through March 26.

Visitors are encouraged to bring along a pair of binoculars and compare the view they get through the binoculars with the view through the observatory's telescope.

On nights when the winter sky show isn't presented, the observatory will feature a show called "Luna and the Starry Skies."

The 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 the university.

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