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Observatory Open House

Extraordinary Exoplanets
Presented by:  Dr. Wes Ryle

Proxima Centauri

What:  
Over the past ten years, the number of known planets around other stars has exploded into the thousands. While many of these planets are large gas giants, there is an increasing amount of smaller worlds with interesting and odd characteristics. Join us as we discuss how we have found these planets as well as a look at some of the most extraordinary, including the recent discovery of a planet around our nearest stellar neighbor.

Weather permitting, join us after the talk for a viewing of the Moon, Saturn, 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.

When and Where:
Saturday, September 10th
8:00PM - Introduction & Lecture - Steigerwald Hall, Saints Center
9:00PM - Night Sky Viewing - The BB&T Observatory (weather permitting)

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

For more information, please go to:  http://www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

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

Observatory Open House

Topic TBA
Saturday, October 15th
Talk - 7PM in the Saints Center
Observing - 8PM at the BB&T Observatory

The Moon - presented by Dean Regas
Saturday, November 12th
Talk - 7PM in the Saints Center
Observing - 8PM at the BB&T Observatory

Topic TBA
Saturday, December 3rd
Talk - 7PM in the Saints Center
Observing - 8PM at the BB&T Observatory