Fort Hays State University's Astronomy Club invites all university students and Hays area community members to spend their evenings learning about and observing the stars.
Membership information will be given out Sept. 9, 10 and 11 on the observation deck atop Tomanek Hall from 9 to 11 p.m.
Everybody attending is invited to look at spectacular objects such as globular clusters and distant galaxies, as well as other celestial bodies including the moon and relatively close planets.
September's meeting for the club is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 16, in Tomanek Hall, room 201.
The night's program is "Photographing Constellations with a 35mm Camera" and will be presented by Dr. Paul Adams, associate professor of physics at FHSU.
All interested members of the public are welcome to attend the event, and are encouraged to bring a camera to participate in photographing the constellations.
As an introduction to the fall semester, the FHSU Astronomy Club is sponsoring viewing times for the public by allowing them use of a 10" telescope from the Observation Deck at Tomanek Hall. Scheduled viewing times are: 9-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday until Oct. 1. Starting Oct. 1, the open observing time will run from 8-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.
Tomanek's Observation Deck will not be open during cloudy and inclement weather or during times when university classes are not in session. Groups are encouraged to provide advanced notice.
For further information, contact Adams by phone at (785) 628-4271 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.