Friday, August 10th
Star show at UNK Planetarium - Night Sky Sampler plus Perseid Meteor Shower. Start time 8p. Free tickets handed out starting about 7:15p.
Nonperishable food item for local food bank appreciated.
Saturday, August 11th
Observing session at Crystal Lake Recreation Area (one mile north of Ayr, NE, or about 10 miles south of Hastings). Presentation on Perseids and current night sky begins 9:30p; telescopic observing offered 10-11p with meteor observing 11p - overnight. Free admission to Crystal Lake; overnight camp fees apply for campers. Bring reclining lawn chairs, blankets and insect repellant.
Held weather permitting. For updates, call 402-462-7378 or check out Sachtleben Observatory Facebook page after 5p.
Sunday, August 12th
Observing session at Seven Hills Observatory west of Kearney in conjunction with UNK physics dept. Telescope and meteor shower viewing offered 10p-12a weather permitting. Free admission; complimentary snacks available. Local astronomers on hand to answer questions. For updates or more information, call 308-293-5776.