The Universe

Presented By: Stellar Vista Observatory and University of Utah South Physics Observatory

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDT* (Please note the time zone).

Ever wondered what kind of stuff is out there in the Universe? We’ll illustrate and explain all the different types of objects in the Universe starting close to home and zooming outward from our galaxy including our solar system, stars, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, neutron stars and black holes. This presentation will cover telescopes too and is among the requirements for scouts to earn an astronomy belt loop and badge.

Kanab’s nonprofit Stellar Vista Observatory (SVO) provides free Weekly Sky Reports identifying the most prominent night sky objects to look at on our website at www.stellarvistaobservatory.org. Visit the website to learn more about the exciting initiative to build a free educational astronomical observatory in Kanab. Consider donating to the project.

Paul Ricketts is director of the South Physics Observatory (SPO) at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and the department of Physics and Astronomy’s Interpretive Specialist in astronomy. SPO offers FREE public star parties on CLEAR Wednesday nights open to all ages, interests and groups as well as lectures, demos, special events, and assistance for those looking to learn to use telescopes for personal use, astrophotography, school science fair projects, and K-12 schools. (Star parties and physical outreach are currently suspended due to the pandemic.)

 

Here is the link for the recorded event on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n60joXli5-0&feature=youtu.be

 

Our festival is made possible through your tax-deductible contributions.  We need your support! 

Please consider making a one-time $20 donation when you register to attend.

 



For additional information about this event:

Event Contact Name: Paul Ricketts

Event Contact Phone: (801) 581-6901

Event Contact Email: observatory@physics.utah.edu

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