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September 25th Public Astronomy Night Status: Will be held and starts at 8:00pm. Hope you can make it.

NEKAAL's Scheduled Events for 2021

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 2021 at Farpoint Observatory
Date Start Time
Aug 28th at 9pm, 2021 Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint
Sept 25th at 8pm, 2021 Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint
General Meetings
DateSpeakerTopicNote
2021 Will be held online 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm, contact us if you would like to join
July 22nd 2021 at 7pm Doug Goodin Meteors and Meteorites: What Are They and What Can We Learn From Them
August 26th 2021 at 7pm Dr. Twarog
September 23th 2021 at 7pm
Board Meetings
DateTime/alt Location
Two hours before member nights (if board member can also see groups.io 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).