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Observatory Open House

On the Hunt with Orion
Presented by:  Dr. Wes Ryle


Many people can recognize the constellation Orion with a quick glance at the familiar belt of stars. A deeper look at this region reveals much more, like stars almost 1,000 times larger than our Sun and ghostly nebulae of gas and dust. Join us as we go beyond the mythology and talk about tales of star birth and death in Orion.

Weather permitting, join us after the talk for a viewing of the Moon, stars, and more at The BB&T Observatory. Thomas More College faculty and students will be available to help the public view the night sky through a telescope.

This talk is intended for a general audience. All ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public.

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When and Where:
Saturday, February 11th
7:00 p.m. - Introduction and Lecture - Steigerwald Hall, Saints Center
8:00 p.m. - Night Sky Viewing - BB&T Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.  All ages welcome.

Spring Event Schedule:

Observatory Open House
Saturday, March 18th
Talk - 8PM, Observing - 9PM

Observatory Open House
Saturday, April 8th
Talk - 8PM, Observing - 9PM

Observatory Open House
Saturday, May 6th
Talk - 8PM, Observing - 9PM