Calling All Amateur Astronomers: Don’t Miss Astronomy in the Park (Elkhorn) on Sept. 8

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Kettle Moraine Land Trust.

Calling All Amateur Astronomers: Don’t Miss Astronomy in the Park on Sept. 8
Featuring Veteran Astronomer Dan Koehler, Formerly of Yerkes Observatory

The Kettle Moraine Land Trust (KMLT), in partnership with Walworth
County, will host Astronomy in the Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. at Price Park Conservancy, located at N6418 Hodunk Rd., Elkhorn.

Under late summer evening skies, KMLT board member and veteran astronomer Dan Koehler,
formerly of Yerkes Observatory, will lead amateur astronomical observers through a beginner’s
presentation designed to introduce basic observing techniques using the unaided eye, binoculars,
and small telescopes. Participants will view basic celestial objects, like stars, planets, and some
“deep space” objects.

In case of inclement weather, KMLT will attempt to host the event on the alternate nights of
Tues., Sept. 14, or Wed., Sept. 15, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Price Park. The group is limited to
20 participants ages 10 and older. Registration is strongly encouraged. Attendees should dress
appropriately for the weather. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes or hiking boots are required. A donation
of $20 per person to KMLT is suggested.

Registrations and questions should be directed to Dan Koehler, When
registering, please include the name(s) of the participants and a good contact phone number.
For additional event information, please visit

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