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.
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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:  https://pa.as.uky.edu/skytalk
 
Event Date:7/12/2018
Event Time:8:00pm
Location:UK Chemistry-Physics Building Room 155
Lexington, KY

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Links: https://pa.as.uky.edu/skytalk
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July 2018 sky talk flyer





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