Starting between 6:00 and 7:00 P.M. Friday Evening 12 April 2013 will be the Messier Marathon evening, bring your scopes and see how many Messier Objects you can record, the spring constellations will be out early to be replaced by the summer constellations later in the evening. If you do not have a Messier certificate, this will be a great opportunity to pick up some more Messier Objects for your list. Bring your scopes and have a great time hunting for Messier Objects. Call Doug Horacek for more information at 256 772-6788.
On Friday evening 22 March 2013, there will be a Youth and Adult Observing Night at 7:00 P.M. CDT, the Planetarium Presentation will begin then the topic will be Orion as the Winter Constellations begin to set in the west and make room for the Spring Constellations. Youth and Adults are invited to bring their telescopes and observe afterward. We will have view of the constellations for that evening in the Planetarium and outside the Planetarium. The Resident Astronomer Doug Horacek will give the program on Orion. Call Doug Horacek at 256 772-6788 for more information.