Staff members will bring the library’s Orion FunScope Astro Dazzle 4.5" Reflector Telescope for star viewing.
The star party coincides with the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower and the Perseid Meteor Shower. This year the peak of the Perseids comes just a few days after the new moon. Night sky viewing close to the new moon means darker skies.
The viewing will start after sundown is complete and will end at 11:00 p.m. Participants must provide their own transportation. There will be limited numbers of sky maps provided as long as supplies last. For more information, please call the library at (308)-430-0531 or the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center at (308)-432-6401