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Life Story of a Star

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Young and old alike can share the excitement of the night sky at the Lake Afton Public Observatory. Through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope you can view such wonders as the giant planet Saturn and its rings, the Moon with its craters and mountains, glowing clouds of gas, star clusters with thousands of stars, and distant galaxies many times bigger than our own Milky Way. After touring the universe, you can explore the Observatory's museum area with its interactive astronomy exhibits. The Observatory is located about 20 miles west, southwest of downtown Wichita, Kansas.

On these Web pages you will find descriptions and schedules for our public programs, selected astronomical images, and a whole lot more. When visiting Wichita, make sure you put this unique attraction on your list of things to do.The Lake Afton Public Observatory presents "Life Story of a Star". Much like us, stars are born, they live, they grow old and they die. In other words, they have a life cycle. During this program, visitors will use the observatory's 16-inch telescope to take a look at objects in the night sky that are representative of the various stages in a star's life cycle. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe Jupiter, which some people consider a "failed" star,

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Event Date: Mar 08, 2013 07:16 AM - Mar 09, 2013 07:16 AM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
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