Public Night

September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Drake Municipal Observatory
4898 Observatory Road
Des Moines, IA 50311
Drake Municipal Observatory
1-800-44-DRAKE (37253)

Fall 2018 Lecture Series

Lectures begin at 8:00 PM
Skyviewing begins at dark, if the weather is clear.
This series is free and open to the public.

From What We Cannot Hold, The Stars Are Made

September 7:  In the Sky: What are the different objects in the sky? How far away are they? How do we know?

September 14:  Our Closest Star When we learn about our Sun, we learn about stars in general. How does the sun work? How long will it live?

September 21:  A Star Is Born: How do stars form? What makes a star so big? How many stars have Planets?

September 28:  Big and Small, Hot and Cold. A collection of all the different types of stars.

October 5:  Weird Stars doing amazing things that are just steps away from oblivion in our own backyard.

October 12:  Warping Space and Time: The stars that stretch the limits of our imagination and bend the laws of the Universe.

October 19: Stars We Can’t Explain: The strangest objects in the known universe.

October 26: Stars in History: Stars that have been written about and amazed man through time.