The Sky this Week - (Sky & Telescope): February 19-27

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Join us for a special presentation by Dr. David Tholen of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Tholen is an expert on asteroids and KBO's, having discovered 66 minor planets, including 99942 Apophis, which will be the subject of his presentation. The Mars-crossing asteroid 3255 Tholen is named after him. He earned his BS at KU and was a former member of the Astronomy Associates of Lawrence.

Topic: The Discovery of Apothis by Dr. David Tholen
Date : Jan. 31, 2021         
Time: 7:00 PM Central Time

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Meeting ID: 885 2934 1053
Passcode: 300090 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kqTWUljST

IN PERSON MEETINGS at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center: CANCELLED until Further Notice

PUBLIC OBSERVING (weather permitting):      CANCELLED Until Further Notice

The public observing session will occur as soon as it gets dark after the meeting. The meeting typically ends about 8:00 to 8:15.


Regular Public Observing at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center takes place after the monthly meetings during the Fall and Spring semesters. See the map below for the site of the Discovery Center in south Lawrence. The AAL meetings will begin at 7PM and finish in time to allow all attendees to take part in the open observing.  Meetings will take place irrespective of the weather conditions and observing begins, weather permitting, after the meetings as soon as it gets dark enough to observe.               

The Facebook page for the Discovery Center can be accessed here.

In addition to telescopes set up by AAL members, we will be utilizing the 14" scope permanently housed at the Discovery Center.  
Come join the fun and enjoy the dark(er) skies south of town.