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SUNdays at the Parklands - Beckley Creek Park

  • Sun, April 28, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Parklands

Make weekends in April special when you join the Louisville Astronomical Society for solar viewing on SUNdays in the Parklands. On every SUNday in April from 1-3 PM, except Easter, the LAS will be at Beckley Creek Park at the PNC Achievement Center or at the Broad Run Cliffside Playground to show you how to view the sun safely as they observe Sol, our private star through specially filtered telescopes.

  REMEMBER- Never look at the sun through binoculars or a telescope.

LAS members will be using special sun filters on their scopes and showing Parklands visitors sunspots and prominences on the sun that jump thousands of miles into the solar atmosphere. They will also be giving you facts on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe which is orbiting the sun on an extraordinary mission to study the 900,000 mile across star that gives us warmth and causes the Parklands to be green through photosynthesis. Parklands Ambassador and NASA Solar System Ambassador Ken Alderson will have his meteorite collection at all events so that you can hold a 4.6 billion space rock in your hands.

View the sun safely with the LAS from 1-3 at Beckley Creek April 7 and 28 and at Broad Run April 14. For more information on the Louisville Astronomical Society, visit their website at www.louisville-astro.org

Directions to Beckley Creek Park, PNC Center: take the Gene Snyder to the Shelbyville Road exit 27. Turn east on Shelbyville Road and follow for approximately 1 mile then turn left onto South Beckley Station Road. Follow South Beckley Station Road for  about 1.7 miles until you see the Park entrance sign and turn left onto Beckley Creek Parkway. Turn right to stay on Beckley Creek Parkway and follow to the PNC Center.

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