|Public Open House Dates in 2016|
|September 24, Saturday||7:30 p.m. (board meeting 22nd 6:30pm at perkins instead)|
|October 22, Saturday||7:30 p.m.|
|November 19, Saturday||7:30 p.m.|
|September 24, 5 pm Saturday||Picnic at Farpoint|
|October 27, 7 pm Thurday||Adam Kraus||CJ Article|
|November 17, 7 pm Thurday||Eric Dose||Introduction to Variable Stars||At Mater Dei Catholic School (1)|
|December 11, 5pm Sunday||Holiday Party||Potluck at Snyder's Cabin in Gage park|
|September 22 Thursday||6:30 p.m. / Perkins, Topeka|
|October 22 Saturday||5:30 p.m.|
|November 19 Saturday||5:30 p.m.|
(1) Mater Dei Catholic School
934 SW Clay St
Topeka, KS 66606
Park in the south lot (come in from the alley just to the east of the school), then come in the south door. Once you are in the building, go up the first flight of stairs to the main hallway. The room is the first door on the right. Someone will probably be right by the entrance as the outside doors are set to close and lock.
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 Open House 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.
If there is cloud cover, a non-formal presentation or video will be shown. If you would like to know the status you can call the observatory phone (785-925-2960).
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 are scheduled for Saturdays. Generally Board meetings begin two hours before the public open house, 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 (Eric Dose) or President(Russell Valentine).