NEKAAL's Scheduled Events for 2022

Policy Update notice: All public astronomy nights at Farpiont will be canceled if it is raining or too cloudy. You can check within two hours of the event for status updates.

Public Astronomy Night Dates in 2022 at Farpoint Observatory
Date and Time Note
April 23 at 8pm, 2022 Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint
May 21 at 8:30pm, 2022 Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint
June 18 at 9pm, 2022 Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint
July 30 at 8:30pm, 2022 Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint
August 20 at 8pm, 2022 Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint
September 3 at 8:00pm, 2022 Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint
October 29 at 7:30pm, 2022 Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint

Note: September's public astronomy night has changed to September 3rd

General Meetings
DateSpeakerTopicNote
2022 Will be held online 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm, contact us if you would like to join
January 27, 2022 @7pm Doug Goodin Free and Open Source Software for Astronomy
February 24, 2022 @7pm
March 24, 2022 @7pm This one is ONLINE Only, not at the library. https://meetings.nekaal.org
April 28, 2022 @7pm
May 26, 2022 @7pm
June 23, 2022 @7pm
July 25, 2022 @7pm
August 25, 2022 @7pm
September 22, 2022 @7pm
October 27, 2022 @7pm
November 17, 2022 @7pm
Board Meetings
DateTime/alt Location
Two hours before public astronomy nights (if you are a board member, can also see groups.io calendar)

Astronomy Related Events

Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint Observatory

How long has it been since you saw the stars under a really dark sky? When the Milky Way actually looked like milk? And there were more stars than you could count.

Come to a Public Astronomy Night at Farpoint Observatory. NEKAAL members will be there to answer your questions, you'll feast your eyes on amazing sights, and have a great time.

Want to know more? Check out our Star Party page.

Driving instructions to Farpoint are located on our observatory page.

Group tours or observing sessions are scheduled on an individual basis, by contacting the Astronomy Program Director.

All public astronomy nights at Farpoint will be canceled if it is raining or too cloudy. You can check within two hours of the event for status updates.

NEKAAL General Meetings

NEKAAL's General Meetings are the 4th Thursday of each month, with the exceptions of November (3rd Thursday) and December (date announced each year). Guests are always welcome to join us for the General Meetings and/or observing out at Farpoint.

These meetings are always open to the general public, free of charge. The meetings usually include speakers or presentations covering a wide range of topics relevant to astronomy.

General Meetings are held at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library, 10th and Washburn, unless otherwise noted

Board Meetings

Board meetings are scheduled for Saturdays. Generally Board meetings begin two hours before the public astronomy nights, at Farpoint, except in January and February which have no Open House. To recommend an addition to the agenda, Board Members or NEKAAL members may contact the Board Chair or President (See Who We Are).