Enjoying the night sky doesn’t require a degree in astrophysics. Nor any real expertise.
But Paul Verhage, a science teacher at Washburn Institute of Technology in Topeka, said people mistakenly equate stargazing with something much more complex than it really is.
At 7 p.m. Monday, he will present “Easy Star Gazing” at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Verhage, who will offer tips and advice, said it is easy to see many constellations, meteors and other night sky features with just the naked eye or a pair of binoculars.
He’s hoping more people will spend time enjoying what the sky has to offer. “We used to live in a world without TV, when people would tell stories about the stars,” he said. “We kind of lost that.”
Washburn Tech is affiliated with Washburn University.