Astronomical Events of Interest

Listed below is a schedule of astronomical events sponsored by AAL or other amateur groups within the region. For AAL-sponsored events, you are encouraged to check our Facebook page for the most recent updates regarding the event. A link to the Clear Sky Chart predictions for Lawrence is supplied below - this allows you to see what the likelihood is for clear skies over the coming few days. We also list below the Sky and Telescope weekly Sky at a Glance to provide some insight into what is visible at night during the coming week.

AAL on Facebook

Clear Sky Chart for Lawrence, KS

Sky and Telescope: This Week's Sky at a Glance

AAL EVENTS & MEETINGS

All of our activities are open to the public, please join us. Check our Facebook page for the latest news and updates

TELESCOPE NIGHT AT KU
(see poster below)

PUBLIC TALK - 6:30 PM
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022
Malott 2001

EXOPLANETS: A JOURNEY TO DISTANT WORLDS

followed by

TELESCOPES on the LAWN
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022
OUTSIDE Malott Hall - KU

Telescope Location: https://goo.gl/maps/S1xVuNhV5UzHQkav5

 

AAL MONTHLY MEETINGS

Monthly meetings during the school year take place at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center (BWDC). The scheduled meetings for the FALL 2022 Semester will take place on

SUNDAY DECEMBER 04

Meetings will begin at 7:00 PM
                         

For all future meetings at BWDC, we will be following the guidelines established by the BWDC.  Currently all people inside the building are required to wear masks, and there is a 25-person maximum on meeting size.  AAL will continue to monitor the BWDC guidelines for changes. Any modification to these guidelines will be posted immediately on our Facebook page.

       PUBLIC OBSERVING SESSIONS

The post-meeting PUBLIC OBSERVING SESSION (POS) will occur as soon as it gets dark after the meeting. The meeting typically ends about 8:00 PM.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 04

SUMMER OBSERVING - COMPLETED FOR 2022

During the summer months when school isn't in session, monthly meetings are normally cancelled, but POS still take place. For now, these open sessions are scheduled after the Summer Band Concerts in South Park (after 9 PM), approximately every other week, weather permitting.

Telescope Night at KU
Observing Night at KU - NOV 10, 2022
Entrance to Baker Wetlands Discovery Center

Entrance to Baker Wetlands Discovery Center

BWDC 14-inch Dome

Clamshell Dome of 14-inch Celestron at BWDC

Solar Eclipse - Steve Shawl

Celestial Event of Interest - Solar Eclipse 2016