Powell Observatory Event

Powell Observatory Event

The Public is invited to a free Year of Science 2009 event sponsored by Kansas Citizens for Science and The Astronomical Society of Kansas City on Friday, July 3, 2009, 8:30 p.m. The event will feature:

  • Viewing the night sky using the extraordinary Powell Observatory 30” Newtonian telescope, and
  • A short presentation, “400 Years After Galileo,” by Jackie Marsh, KCFS Board.

Please invite friends and family.

Powell Observatory is located at 10297 W 263rd St, Louisburg, KS 66053

Questions may be directed to Harry McDonald, 816-863-7580, biologycctrack@hotmail.com.

Directions to Powell Observatory near Louisburg, Kansas:

From Kansas City: Take US 69 south to the Louisburg exit.  After exiting, turn left (East) and travel approximately ½ mile to N. Broadway (just past the Casey’s store).  Turn left (North).  Travel one mile to 271st St.  Turn left (West) passing under US 69.  Shortly after US 69, turn right (North) on Jingo Road and drive one mile to 263rd St.  Turn left (West) on 263rd St.  Powell Observatory is on 263rd.

From the South:  Take US 69 north to the Louisburg exit.  After exiting, turn right (East) and follow the instructions as from Kansas City.