Astronomy Club meeting - Jenks High School Planetarium
Begins : Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Ends : Friday, March 3, 2023 at 9:00 PM
Duration : 2 hours
Friday March 3rd - In Person Astronomy Club meeting
- Starts at 7:00 PM
Each Month during the school year our club holds a general meeting open to both our members and guests. We meet in the spacious Jenks High School Planetarium which has ample space for social distancing. At our meetings you can enjoy presentations topics such as current space exploration, astronomical events and on occasion we get the opportunity to preview the latest planetarium production the students are working on. You also can learn more about past, present, and future club events and activities.
Our March meeting features - Member Byron Labadie will be sharing his experiences visiting a number of leading astronomical facilities in Chile. Byron along with 8 other cohorts were chosen to be part of Astronomy in Chile Educators Ambassador Program to Santiago, Chile during the southern hemisphere summer Dec 9 -20, 2022. They visited various telescopes at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, Cerro Pachon', home to Gemini South telescope, the Southern Astrophysical Research telescope, and the now under construction Vera Ruben observatory. Following tours of the telescopes and meeting all of the people who make astronomical research possible, the team flew north to the 12,000 ft high Altiplano Plateau of the Atacama Desert to visit the 66 dish radio telescope array at ALMA, along with a tour of the morphological and geological features found in the high Atacama.
Afterward we will enjoy a Full dome planetarium show - Big Astronomy - People, Places, Discoveries
This is a great opportunity for our members and guests to share their enthusiasm for astronomy and learn from each other. We hope to see you there!
NOTE: If Jenks School System is closed due to weather the event will be cancelled.
The Jenks Planetarium is located at 105 East B St.
The Planetarium is on the third floor of the Math and Science building.
Parking is on the west side of the building.
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