A telescope looking at the night sky.

A number of stars and constellations will be visible at Cloud County Community College’s star party Saturday, Dec. 21, from 6-8 p.m., at the Earl Bane Observatory on the Concordia campus.  

A telescope looking at the night sky.

A number of stars and constellations will be visible at Cloud County Community College’s star party Saturday, Dec. 21, from 6-8 p.m., at the Earl Bane Observatory on the Concordia campus.

 

The scenic sights for the winter season include several stars: Polaris, the North Star; Castor and Pollux, the Twins; Aldebaran, the Bull’s Eye Star; Capella, the Goat Star; and Altair, the Harp Star. The star party will also offer a look at two constellations, the Winter Triangle and the Winter Hexagon. Venus and Saturn will also be on display.

 

Those planning to attend the star party are asked park in lot one at the college. The Observatory is located on the southwest corner of campus, near the Thunder Heights dormitory. In the event of inclement weather, a movie about the seasons will be shown in the observatory theater.

 

Contact Dennis Smith at the college, 785.243.1435, ext. 223, with questions.