NEKAAL's Scheduled Events for 2019

Public Astronomy Night Dates in 2019 at Farpoint Observatory
Date Start Time
March 30 8:00pm
April 27 8:30pm
May 25 9:00pm (board meeting May 19)
June 1 9:00pm (no board meeting)
June 22 9:00pm
July 6 9:00pm (no board meeting)
July 27 9:00pm
August 24 8:30pm
September 21 8:00pm
October 26 7:30pm (board meeting Oct 21)
November 23 7:30pm
General Meetings
DateSpeakerTopicNote
January 24, 7pm
February 28, 7pm
March 28, 7pm
April 25, 7pm
May 23, 7pm
June 27, 7pm
July 25, 7pm
August 22, 7pm
September 26, 7pm
October 24, 7pm
November 21, 7pm
Board Meetings
DateTime/alt Location
January 13st 1:30 PM/Topeka Library
February 17th 1:30 PM/Topeka Library
March 30 6:00 PM
April 27 6:30 PM
May 19 1:30 PM/Topeka Library
June 22 7:00 PM
July 27 7:00 PM
Aug. 24 6:30 PM
Sept. 21 6:00 PM
Oct. 201:30 PM/Topeka Librar
Nov. 23 5:30 PM

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.

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).

In June and July the second Public Astronomy Nights are dependent on cloud cover.

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).