On March 14th, 2018, the QCAS will host a tour of their Jens Wendt Observatory to the Iowa Association of Naturalists.
This will be an open house style event for the Naturalists. If all goes according to plan, guests will be arriving at the observatory, located at Sherman Park about 6 PM on March 14th.
They are planning a soup supper up at the house, all who are helping out with the observatory are welcome to join. There will be 2-3 varieties of soup including a vegetarian option and fresh baked bread. Reservations are appreciated.
They are also planning an evening hike and a social campfire with music if the weather is nice. QCAS members are invited for it all. This will also allow people to filter over to the observatory so there is less need of a line at the scope.
We hope that attendees can see some of the planets and maybe easier to see/find nebulae. Guests never forget their first view through a big telescope!
If it is clouded over, we can tour the facility anyway.
March 1st is the early registration deadline so we should have a pretty good idea of attendance for this trip by then.