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Planetary Sciences Group: Knights Under the Stars
August 24, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Date: August 24, 2018
Time: 8:30pm – 10:30pm EDT
What happens at a “Knights Under The Stars” event?
At a typical event, we set up a variety of portable telescopes — usually Meade LX90s with 8-inch primary mirrors — and point them at various interesting objects in the sky. Each telescope is staffed by a knowledgeable volunteer who can explain to you what your seeing, and answer any other questions you have. All you have to do is show up and gaze in amazement through the telescopes at the wonders of the night sky!
The events are free and are open to UCF and non-UCF people alike.
Parking at our site, for the purpose of visiting the observatory itself, is free — but space is limited, so please carpool if you can. You can of course park elsewhere on campus and walk to us, but you’ll need to have a parking permit already or to have purchased a daily permit from a permit dispensing machine.
All ages are welcome. No reservations/registrations are required (though if you’re bringing a big group, let us know). There is no need to come for the entire time; just show up whenever you like. There is no set program; the events are very informal and casual. Just please follow our Facebook and/or Twitter accounts to be sure that the weather will let us be open; it’d be sad if you came for a visit when we had to cancel!
Again, we strongly recommend that visitors review our safety guidelines before coming to the observatory.
If you have any questions about KUTS, send email to [email protected].