Seeing stars doesn't always mean you're dizzy. Discover what it REALLY means to "see stars" at an upcoming stargazing gathering organized by the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society. The Fort Wayne Astronomical Society exists to provide community education in astronomy and related sciences.
The public is invited to join the fun of stargazing through telescopes on clear Saturday nights from April to November at Jefferson Township Park, starting one hour after sunset, and continuing for two hours. Admission is free.
Peak into different telescopes as members scopes are varied in sizes, types, styles, eyepieces, filters and objects observed. Or, bring your own telescope and share the views with all. If you are new with using a scope to view the heavens, Saturday night viewing is the perfect place to learn.
Beginners and experts are equally welcome. Society members are on hand to assist in proper setup and can suggest perfect targets for your telescope.
Want to learn more? The Society holds monthly meetings the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Saint Francis Schouweiler Planetarium. Everyone is welcome.
Lauren Caggiano was raised in Fort Wayne, and returned in 2007 upon graduation from the University of Dayton. (Go Flyers!) The president of WriteOn LLC, she specializes in writing, marketing, and French translation. In her spare time she enjoys working out, thrifting and volunteering.