Date(s) - 11/18/2023
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Start your evening with dinner in Lindsborg, then grab your friends and family and hop on the shuttle to the top of Coronado Heights for spectacular starry night views.
Timed shuttle rides are free but must be reserved through the Kansas Cosmosphere website. Access to Cosmosphere telescopes will be limited to those with wristbands to keep this event safe and skies beautifully dark for best planetary viewing. To reserve a spot, click on this link.
Shuttle rides will leave every 30 minutes for Coronado Heights beginning at 6 pm.. and ending at 9 p.m. Shuttle buses will be located at the at the public parking lot located on the corner of 126 S. Main Street.
Wristbands can be collected beginning at 5 p.m. the night of the event at the Sundstrom Conference Center north lobby.
While waiting for your turn on the shuttle, take a seat in the Sundstrom Conference Center to hear Jim Richardson, National Geographic Photographer, present Glories of Our Night Sky: Wonders and Worries.
The night sky has been a source of wonder ever since the first humans looked up to see the stars. Photographer Jim Richardson will explore those wonders–and the threat posed to them by modern light pollution–in this presentation based on his cover story for National Geographic Magazine. From the splendors of the Milky Way under the darkest skies in North America to the tragedy of night skies obliterated by urban lighting, Richardson’s lecture will explore what is happening to our cherished night spectacle–and what we can do to save it.
The National Geographic program will occur at 6, 7 and 8 p.m., lasting approximately 30-45 minutes.
Downtown shops will be open late for browsing and grabbing hot beverages. A great time to explore in a holiday atmosphere!
This event is free with donations toward shuttle rides appreciated!