Indiana Family Star Party
and Greatcon 2018
Preliminary Schedule of Events:
GREATCon Astro Quiz: The Great Lakes Region of the Astronomical League will be holding an astro-quiz at 10:30 am Saturday in the Nature Center.
Note: The exhibition area at the south end of the Nature Center is still available (after Friday brunch) if you have images or artwork or telescopes/equipment you'd like to exhibit for general appreciation.
Sky Trekker and Sky Trek Adult: Sky Trekker and Sky Trek Adult are popular programs for learning how to find major star patterns (constellations and asterisms) and other objects in the night sky. Sky Trekker is for kids and teenagers and Sky Trek Adult is for anyone 18 and older. Click here for more information.
Daytime Solar Observing: The Observatory has an H-alpha solar filter for the 16" LX200R, and a white-light filter for the 7" refractor, which will be used for observing sunspots and solar prominences during the day.
Swap Meet: 11:30am-12 noon and 6:00pm-7:30 Friday and Saturday, at the picnic shelter north of the Nature Center. An extra table will be set up for this since the picnic shelter will also be used for the food vendor.
All Night Long: Stargazing. And if it clouds up, or you just need a break, Sci-fi movies will be showing all night long (Fri-Sat only) in the Nature Center. Free coffee, hot chocolate, and popcorn will be available from 9pm till midnight (Fri-Sat only).