Summer’s End Star Party

MuseumNightWhen: Friday September 6 [Rain Date- Sat. Sept. 7th]

Viewing Times: Between 8:30 – 11:00PM

Who: Open to everyone interested in astronomy

Where: Strategic Air & Space Museum Parking Lot

Cost: No admission charge

Join the Strategic Air & Space Museum and local astronomers for our last Star Party of the Summer. Enjoy amazing views of the night sky from Ashland, NE, and see a number of deep space objects through a variety of telescopes. Among others, you will have the opportunity to see the Andromeda and Whirlpool galaxies, the Wild Duck and Hercules star clusters, and the Ring and Dumbbell Nebulae. Visitors who arrive early in the evening may even get a chance to see the beautiful planet Saturn before it sets below the western horizon. This event is absolutely free of charge, and open to the general public. The Summer’s End Star Party is weather dependent, and if the skies are overcast, will be moved to the following evening; Saturday, Sept. 7.

Notes for Astronomers: Set-up is between 7:00-8:30PM. Please, no set-up after dark. Parking lot lights will come on at 11:00PM for takedown, and go off again between 11:45 PM-2AM if you wish to stay for extended viewing.

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Questions to:

Michael Sibbernsen

Science & Technology Coordinator

Office: 402.944.3100 Ext. 221

Outreach Mobile: 402.321.9532