Kentucky Academy of Science - Event Information

Event Name:Sky talk
Event Type(s):Kentucky science event
Description:Tim Knauer — University of Kentucky
Chemistry-Physics Building Room 155
Wanted: A Planet With a View
 The Earth is in a “Goldilocks” environment: not too far or too close to the Sun. The Sun itself is in a bubble of space nearly devoid of obscuring galactic gas and dust. There are many places that would offer a completely different view of the universe.  There are places where we would not choose to live, places where we could not survive.
The University of Kentucky Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to welcome the public to our astronomical observatory. Part of our program of public outreach is a presentation on an interesting topic in astronomy followed by a visit to the observatory.  The Kentucky SkyTalk is held on the second Thursday of each month.  A 50 minute program on astronomy will begin at 8:00 PM in Room 155 of the Chemistry-Physics Building. After the presentation, you are invited to view the sky through our 20-inch telescope, weather permitting. (Note that the starting time changes in the spring and fall.)

Free parking is available on the top floor of parking structure #2, (see special note at top), next to the observatory. With the exception of paid parking, without a valid parking permit, leaving your vehicle somewhere other than the parking structure at the observatory will result in a parking citation.
All are welcome and there is no charge. Tell your neighbors. Bring your kids.
Weather Caveat: If the university closes for a weather emergency, the SkyTalk will be postponed and the observatory will not be open.
A SkyTalk flyer in pdf format, sky maps for this month, and a link to a campus map are available here:
Event Date:7/12/2018
Event Time:8:00pm
Location:UK Chemistry-Physics Building Room 155
Lexington, KY

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July 2018 sky talk flyer

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