ENID, Okla. —
May 1: First quarter.
May 14: Full moon (Milk Moon, Planting Moon).
May 21: Last quarter.
May 28: New moon.
The planets Mars and Jupiter are visible in the evenings.
The Northern Oklahoma College observatory is open on Thursday evenings, weather permitting, so members of the public can look at the planets through the large telescope.
Planetarium is open to the public at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.
Admission is free, but a donation of a canned good or non-perishable food item for the Horn of Plenty is appreciated.
The program for Thursday is “Birth of the Solar System,” detailing how our solar system was formed.
We also will study some of the constellations of the spring night sky over Enid.
Every Thursday evening, weather permitting, the observatory will be open for public viewing.
Sessions start at 8:30 p.m.
Large groups planning to visit the observatory or planetarium should schedule an appointment by calling 548-2399.
Killam is resident astronomer and astronomical league coordinator for Leonardo’s Star Quest Astronomy Club and director of the NOC observatory.