UND Space Studies Graduate Students And Space Aliens Host Fundraiser For Observatory

The University of North Dakota Space Studies graduate students and Space Aliens Bar and Grill, invites the community to join them for the monthly “Space Aliens Helping Earthlings” community fundraising program Tuesday Oct. 16.

Students will be on hand 11 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., to hand out flyers. When the public hands in the flyers with meal payments, Space Aliens will donate 20 percent of your purchase to the UND Observatory for equipment upgrades.

Students will also be handing out fun space activities and posters to the kids as well as answer any questions they may have about space.

In the evening hours, kids eat for 99 cents and will receive free tokens for the Space Aliens Arcade.

Also in the evening, students will have a solar observing telescope on hand for kids to get a close up view of the Sun, weather permitting.

The UND Observatory is the only observatory in the state and is internet controllable which means the telescopes can be controlled anywhere in the world.  UND Space Studies department wants to reach out to schools across the state so students can gain hands on access to the stars.

“Space Aliens Helping Earthlings” is an organization created by Space Aliens Bar and Grill to support local teams, charities and community projects.

Space Aliens is located at 3250 32nd Avenue South.

Paul Hardersen, associate professor
Department of Space Studies