4898 Observatory Road
Des Moines, IA 50311
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.