Event List

Astronomy Club meeting featuring guest speaker and preview of a new planetarium show

Begins : Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time

Ends : Friday, December 2, 2022 at 9:00 PM Central Standard Time

Duration : 2 hours

Each Month during the school year our club holds a general meeting open to both members and guests. We meet in the spacious Jenks High school planetarium.   This month's program features a guest speaker and a preview of a new planetarium show on upcoming solar eclipses.  See direction link at the end.

Our guest speaker will be Jonathan Fussell from ORU.  Jonathan is finishing up his studies majoring in molecular biology, and dual minoring in biochemistry and psychology. Jonathan says he has been doing astronomy observing for over ten years.  Jonathan is the president of the ORU Astronomy Club which he founded a couple of years ago.  He has a fervent  interest in the fields of astrobiology, astrochemistry, exoplanet hunting, and star formation. His senior research was on "The Stellar Nucleosynthesis of Phosphorus as a Biosignature for Life in the Universe''.   “Stellar Nucleosynthesis” is the process by which stars form heavier atoms within their cores.  He plans to continue his education toward a PhD in either Astronomy or Astrobiology

As an added attraction, Dan Zielinski, the director of the Jenks High School Planetarium has invited us to be the test audience for their newest production promoting the two solar eclipses coming to North America in 2023 and 2024.  Entitled “Eclipses Cross America” and narrated, scored along with additional art provided by Jenks students… we look forward for December’s meeting being the first showing of the planetarium’s newest work and welcome any notes that can be given before it goes public in April.  Astronomy Club of Tulsa has traditionally been the test audience for Jenks Planetarium’s newest productions for several years.

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.

Directions and a map to the high school campus can be found Click Here for Directions Map