SkyWatch

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Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
Location:  Peters Science Hall, Room 229 OR The Land Institute, 2440 E. Water Well Rd.

The Salina Astronomy Club will either have a SkyWatch program at KWU or a Star Party at The Land Institute. All are invited.

If the weather is cloudy or nighttime temperatures are too cold, then Dr. Hanna will give talk on IDing Spring Constellations in Room 229, Peters Science Hall, KWU, starting at 7:30 pm. Light refreshments and socializing to follow after the talk.  

If the skies are clear or mostly clear and temperatures in the 40s or higher, then SAC will meet instead at The Land Institute, 2440 E Water Well Rd, Salina, for an impromptu Star Party. Dr. Hanna will help with IDing constellations under the night sky. SAC members will start setting up their scopes about 6 p.m. in the parking lot on the north side of 2440 E Water Well (just across Water Well from the one-story house). The SAC banner and red lighting will be displayed to help latecomers locate the group. Attendees can arrive before sunset (6:30 p.m.) or any later time. The event will end about 10 p.m., weather permitting. The best observing starts about an hour after sunset.
Long-range forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, but SAC will make a decision on talk or star party on Friday. SAC will post this decision on their website by early Friday afternoon. If they decide to go to The Land Institute, they will also post signs in Peters Science Hall for people that miss the website posting. Observing Guide under winter weather conditions can be found at the SAC website.