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Branched Oak Observatory, in collaboration with the Prairie Astronomy Club, presents an exploration into the technology of the James Webb Space Telescope.
While enjoying an optional dinner provided by Boxcar Pizza and BBQ, beautiful imagery from the JWST will be projected onto a jumbo outdoor screen.
Later in the evening, a live program by NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and University Lecturer, Michael Sibbernsen, will review Webb’s scientific mission and describe some of the spectacular images it has already captured.
Once the Sun goes down, astronomers from the Prairie Astronomy Club and Branched Oak Observatory will set up a number of telescopes in the observing field and offer amazing views of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters in the night sky.
This is an official NASA/JPL SSA Event, FREE to the public. Come anytime between 7PM and Midnight. Optional dinner for sale by Boxcar Pizza and BBQ will be served between 7 and 10PM. Live presentation at 8PM. Stargazing will begin around 9PM.
The Community Superstars for August are members of Law Enforcement.
Every event this year has featured special ‚ÄúCommunity Superstars”; a group of people from our community that we wish to recognize for the valuable contribution that they have made to Lincoln and surrounding areas. This month, if you are a member of Law Enforcement (current or retired) you will receive a raffle ticket for a pair 10×50 Vortex Crossfire HD Binoculars to be given away that evening. A very special THANKS goes to Security First Bank of Lincoln for sponsoring this program.