Current Events

Members Only Observing Night

Begins : Friday, December 16, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Ends : Friday, December 16, 2022 at 10:30 PM

Duration : 4 hours 30 minutes

We try reserve Observatory nights nearest the New Moon to our CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY. This allows our members to work on their various observing projects, share ideas and help each other with their goals. The gates will open at 6:00 PM which will give you about a half-hour to set up before sunset. NOTE: This is well after sunset so drive carefully. Also due to the holidays, our Guest night is Saturday Dec 17. We would appreciate volunteers to help.Dress warmly - Coat, Gloves, Hat - our rural site
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Guest And Members Night - Please RSVP

Begins : Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 4:30 PM

Ends : Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 9:30 PM

Duration : 5 hours

You are invited to join us Saturday December 17th for our Members and Guests observing night at our observatory. Weather permitting, we will have several telescopes set up for you to enjoy views of the early winter sky. Join us for a "Planet Parade" All the visible planets will be visible in the evening sky. Venus and Mercury hug the western horizon just after sunset. The planets Saturn and Jupiter will both be well placed for viewing. Mars is rising in the east. Check the website before you hea
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Past Events

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

Begins : Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Ends : Friday, December 2, 2022 at 9:00 PM

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 bee
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