Eyes Drift Skyward for SkyWatch Program
Written by KWUStudentMedia on May 26, 2016
The Skywatch program at Kansas Wesleyan has been around for more than 20 years. Over the past two decades, local astronomers and telescope fans have been coming to the K-Dub campus to point their instruments upwards and learn more about the heavens. KWU Professor Dorothy Hannah is the Chair of the Natural Sciences Division, and the President of the Salina Astronomy Club. She tells NewsDesk the very first Skywatch program was held to give the public a chance to view Haley’s Comet as it made it’s last pass around the sun. That was back in 1986. Now, the Salina Astronomy Club meets monthly in Peter’s Science Hall room 229. The next Skywatch program is coming up on February 17th. We’ll give you details about that program in one of our later newscasts.