NEKAAL's Scheduled Events for 2023

Policy Update notice: All public astronomy nights at Farpiont will be canceled if it is raining or too cloudy. You can check within two hours of the event for status updates.

Public Astronomy Night Dates in 2023 at Farpoint Observatory
Date and Time Note
March 18th, 7:30pm
April 8th, 8:00pm
May 27th, 8:00pm
June 24th, 8:30pm
July 8th, 9:00pm
August 12th, 8:00pm
September 9th, 7:30pm
October 7th, 7:00pm
November 18th, 7:00pm
General Meetings
January 26, 2023 @7pm
February 23, 2023 @7pm
April 27, 2023 @7pm
May 25, 2023 @7pm Douglas Goodin Craters of the Earth: Impacts, Impactors, and their Role in Shaping the Planet
June 22, 2023 @7pm Douglas Goodin Meet the neighbors: Venus and Mars
July 27, 2023 @7pm
August 24, 2023 @7pm
September 28, 2023 @7pm David Cromer Preparing for the coming Annual and Total Solar Eclipses
October 26, 2023 @7pm
November 16, 2023 @7pm
Board Meetings
DateTime/alt Location
Two hours before public astronomy nights (if you are a board member, can also see calendar)

Astronomy Related Events

Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint Observatory

How long has it been since you saw the stars under a really dark sky? When the Milky Way actually looked like milk? And there were more stars than you could count.

Come to a Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint Observatory. NEKAAL members will be there to answer your questions, you'll feast your eyes on amazing sights, and have a great time.

Want to know more? Check out our Star Party page.

Driving instructions to Farpoint are located on our observatory page.

Group tours or observing sessions are scheduled on an individual basis, by contacting the Astronomy Program Director.

All public astronomy nights at Farpoint will be canceled if it is raining or too cloudy. You can check within two hours of the event for status updates.

NEKAAL General Meetings

NEKAAL's General Meetings are the 4th Thursday of each month, with the exceptions of November (3rd Thursday) and December (date announced each year). Guests are always welcome to join us for the General Meetings and/or observing out at Farpoint.

These meetings are always open to the general public, free of charge. The meetings usually include speakers or presentations covering a wide range of topics relevant to astronomy.

General Meetings are held at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library, 10th and Washburn, unless otherwise noted

Board Meetings

Board meetings are scheduled for Saturdays. Generally Board meetings begin two hours before the public astronomy nights, at Farpoint, except in January and February which have no Open House. To recommend an addition to the agenda, Board Members or NEKAAL members may contact the Board Chair or President (See Who We Are).