Thu, Nov 8 10:22am
Kyrene Monte Vista

Happy Thursday, Mountain Lions!

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT!  Our first ever Astronomy Night is happening this evening, 5pm - 8:30pm!  There will be astronomy-related crafts, balloon rockets, space documentaries showing, a night sky scavenger hunt, food trucks, and hot chocolate to purchase in support of the 5th Grade Celebration.  Dr. Kevin Healy, astronomy professor at Mesa Community college, and a Kyrene parent, will be in attendance with a couple of telescopes and undergrads to guide our families through some star gazing and share their knowledge with us.  If you managed to get your tickets before they sold out - SkyDome presentations on the constellations happen every half hour! 

If you have your own telescope and wouldn't mind bringing it and sharing what you know with our families, please do so!  We expected more telescopes to be on hand but were told yesterday those folks would not be coming.  

A few helpful tips for TONIGHT:  Download the FREE SkyView app on your phones and/or tablets and use it to participate in the night sky scavenger hunt this evening!  A flashlight would be a good idea but please point them at the ground near the telescopes so as not to blind folks. Feel free to bring a camp chair or blanket to lie back and watch for shooting stars - we're at the tail end of the Orionid meteor shower and the beginning of the Leonids, and the Taurid showers are producing giant fireballs in the sky on occasion this week!  

General Admission tickets are still for sale on Konstella until 1pm this afternoon!  Please bring your receipt to the gate for entry. Please line up at G door 5 min ahead of your scheduled SkyDome tour time. Looking forward to a great evening of family fun!