FAYETTE TAKO SPONSORING STAR GAZING EVENT ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH AT VOLGA LAKE
Ever looked up at the sky at night and wondered about the many stars there? How about seeing them through a high-powered telescope and having a professional astronomer explain their locations? The Fayette County Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO) group is again their annual “Star Gazing Night” on the evening of Saturday, September 30th. This family-oriented event is free and open to the public.
Guest presenter Dr. Jeff Butikofer of Upper Iowa University will have his telescope set up on the hilltop facing the stars, on the south end of Volga Lake State Park (Fayette) near the horse campgrounds. Look for the TAKO signs. Dr. Butikofer will explain the names and locations of stars and constellations, plus how to recognize these in the heavens. Those attending can gaze through his telescope for the stars, planets, etc., and how their locations change with the season. Kids and parents should stay together. Please dress warm for the cool evening.
Should there be inclement weather, or poor cloudy skies, the event would be cancelled. For questions, contact Fayette TAKO President, Leif White at 319-939-1567.