Auburn University’s Kreher Preserve and Nature Center partnering with the Auburn Astronomical Society for Astronomy Night at Kiesel Park

Published: January 24, 2020
Font Size

Article body

Auburn University’s Kreher Preserve and Nature Center is partnering with the experts at the Auburn Astronomical Society for Astronomy Night at Kiesel Park on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 7-9 p.m.

“Astronomy Night is one of the nature center’s most beloved and popular programs,” said Michael Buckman, center manager. “We team up with the Astronomical Society and get to use their incredibly powerful telescopes for some spectacular views of the night sky. After an educational program about the stars, we’ll also provide some fun, space-themed snacks and show an educational space movie.”

During Astronomy Night, experts and enthusiasts from the Auburn Astronomical Society will bring their telescopes and other astronomy-related equipment for participants to use. They will also offer expert advice and answer questions about stars, the universe and the study of astronomy.

This program is $5 per person, $4 for members. It is not recommended for children under the age of 6.  Participants should bring a flashlight and dress warmly. The program takes place at Kiesel Park at 520 Chadwick Lane and will be canceled in the event of inclement weather or heavy cloud cover; the nature center’s website and Facebook page will have updates.

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.