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Upcoming events! Hope to see you at these astronomy outreach events!

Solar viewing at the Greater Louisville Ham Radio convention Saturday, Sept 6

The Greater Louisville Hamfest Association ham radio convention will be held Saturday, Sept 6, 8am-2pm at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, Shepherdsville, KY

StarGeezerAstronomy will be hosting a daytime solar viewing in the convention’s outdoor tailgating area from 9:30-11:30 am

Solar viewing with special filter
Solar viewing with special filter

View the Sun through a specially filtered telescope. We’re near the peak of the sunspot cycle and Old Sol is all broken out with sunspots

During our “daytime starparty” I will have drawings for prize giveaways. Sign up at our booth to win tickets to the Rauch Planetarium and Stargazing Astronomy guides from BarCharts.com

I will be signing copies of my article “Out of this World Outreach” which appeared in the May, 2014 issue of Sky and Telescope magazine for a donation to Friends of the Harrison County Public Library

StarGeezer Astronomy night at the Rauch Planetarium, Friday, September 12 at 7 pm.

Please join me Friday evening, September 12 at the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium on the University of Louisville Belknap campus for StarGeezer Astronomy night!

I’ll be presenting the “Skies Over Louisville” planetarium show at 8pm. The planetarium is offering a special discounted rate of $5 per person (adults and kids) for ALL shows that evening.

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We’ll have prize drawings for Stargazing guides from BarCharts.com and a Family Membership to the planetarium valued at $75. I’ll be in the planetarium lobby before the 8pm show signing copies of my “Out of this World Outreach” article which appeared in the May issue of Sky and Telescope magazine for a donation to the Harrison County Public Library and you can sign up for the prize drawings.

Following “Skies Over Louisville” join members of the Louisville Astronomical Society at their telescopes in the planetarium courtyard or enjoy the late evening planetarium shows: 9 pm – Laser Green Day, 10 PM – Oasis in Space and 11 PM – Laser Radiohead

Mark your calendar for StarGeezer Astronomy night, Friday, September 12 at the Rauch planetarium and bring your family out for an evening of fun!

Clear skies! Mark Steven Williams, the StarGeezer


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