UND Space Studies/astronomy club to hold Star Party TODAY

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John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences


The University of North Dakota Department of Space Studies and the University's Astronomy Club will be holding another one of their "Public Star Party" events Friday, Sept. 14, at the UND Observatory, west of campus. The next star party is Oct. 9, also at UND Observatory.

There will be lively astronomy-related activities for kids; everyone is welcome. Presentations are geared for all ages.

Here are the details for Friday's Star Party:

When: Friday, Sept. 14, starting at 9 p.m.

Where: UND Observatory

DIRECTIONS to UND Observatory: Take Highway 2 west, turn left (south) just past Mile Marker 346, turn right (west) at the T‐intersection, drive ½ mile and take the first left (south), and then drive ½ mile. The observatory is on the left (east) side of the road.

What: Star Party – UND students and faculty will be doing time-lapse photography with a twist: kids will be able to use light pointers to "write in the sky" while the camera shutter remains open. The camera will record "sky messages" on downloadable images.