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Drake Observatory program to explore ‘The Future of Stars’

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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

The twinkling lights in the night sky are the focus of the spring series of Friday evening public presentations at the Drake Municipal Observatory.

The free series will conclude with a presentation on “The Future of Stars” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the observatory in Waveland Park on the west side of Des Moines.

Each week there will be a non-technical, illustrated presentation on an astronomical topic by Charles Nelson or Herbert Schwartz of Drake’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. The presentation will be followed by the opportunity to view several stellar objects through the large refracting telescope and several smaller reflecting telescopes.

The program will be held regardless of the weather, although the selection for observation is subject to change due to sky conditions or other special circumstances.

Individuals, families and small groups are welcome to attend the presentations. A parent or responsible adult must accompany children.

For more information, contact Drake’s Department of Physics and Astronomy at 515-271-3141.