Star Party September 16 at Lowell Milken Center

Lowell Milken Center Announces Date

for the Upcoming Star Party


September 8, 2023 – The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes received a grant from the Fort Scott Community Foundation in October of 2022. The grant provided the Lowell Milken Center with a Celestron NexStar 8SE fully automated telescope that can locate and track 40,000 celestial objects!


The Lowell Milken Center is planning its first Star Party on Saturday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. The evening will begin in the Lowell Milken Unsung Heroes Park with a short program about Unsung Hero Henrietta Swan Leavitt, whose very early discoveries in the field of astronomy made it possible to map out the stars in the universe. Next on the agenda, NASA Ambassador Jamie Davis will be inside the Lowell Milken Center to give a presentation about the Webb Telescope and its findings.


Refreshments will be served at the Center before attendees move to the parade grounds at Fort Scott National Historic Site to star gaze. All are invited to help use the Center’s telescope for the first time. There will be additional telescopes set up that can be used for space viewing and star gazing. The views will be worth it!




Don’t forget to dress for the weather and bring a lawn chair and flashlight.



About the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation: The FSACF’s goal is to partner with and be a resource to organizations whose goals are to improve the quality of life in the Fort Scott, Kansas area. FSACF strives to create connections between donors and a variety of worthwhile causes.


About the Lowell Milken Center: The Lowell Milken Center is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) that works with students and educators within a range of diverse academic disciplines, to develop projects focused on unsung heroes. Once their projects are finished, we advocate the student’s unsung heroes by sharing them in our Hall of Unsung Heroes or our website so people all over the world discover their individual influence and obligation to take actions that improve the lives of others.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *