April Program:
“Constellations and Mythology”


Presenter: Jim Kvasnicka
Jim’s program this month will focus on the many mythological ways earlier civilizations viewed the skies and explained the patterns in the stars. It is interesting how groups that were totally disconnected from each other often created similar descriptions of constellation groups.

Tuesday April 27, 7:30pm via Zoom

Due to COVID-19, club meetings are held using Zoom. Club members will receive a Zoom link by email. For those interested in joining the club or viewing this meeting, please email our club secretary or use the contact form.


May Program:
“Preserving Our Dark Skies”


Presenter: Jenna Bartja.
One third of the world’s population and more than eighty percent of Americans cannot see the Milky Way from where they live. Thus, more and more people are searching for destinations where they can enjoy brilliantly starry nights amidst un-light-polluted dark skies. Recent studies have shown the market for astrotourism is growing and its potential economic impact goes well beyond tourist spending. With a little guidance, Nebraska has great potential to become an astrotourism destination. However, the pace of growth and eventual magnitude of night-sky tourism will depend on the willingness of local stakeholders to embrace and promote their region’s assets.

Tuesday May 25, 7:30pm via Zoom

Due to COVID-19, club meetings are held using Zoom. Club members will receive a Zoom link by email. For those interested in joining the club or viewing this meeting, please email our club secretary or use the contact form.


How to Buy a Telescope

Due to covid, we’ve decided to move our annual How to Buy a Telescope presentation to Youtube.

If you’re considering buying a telescope for yourself or as a gift for a family member, the Prairie Astronomy Club can help! In this video an experienced amateur astronomer talks about how to select a telescope and what to look for when making your purchasing decision.
Also we have a Telescope Buyer’s Guide on our website:
https://www.prairieastronomyclub.org/telescope-buying/

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