It will feature veteran astronomer Dan Koehler, formerly of Yerkes Observatory

The Kettle Moraine Land Trust, in partnership with Walworth County, will host Astronomy in the Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Price Park Conservancy, 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 10 and older. 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.

Registration is strongly encouraged. To register, contact Dan Koehler at When registering, include the name(s) of participants and a contact phone number. For more information, visit



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