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ALCON 2024: Stars and All That Jazz

  • 17 Jul 2024
  • 20 Jul 2024
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kansas City - Overland Park, 10100 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210, USA

ALCON 2024 rickets and room reservations are now open for purchase and booking!

Highlights include:

  • Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station in downtown Kansas City, Mo., will provide a private presentation in their facility.
  • Linda Hall Library, a world-famous science and technology research library, will feature guest speaker David Levy and a chance to visit the library’s rare book room, featuring such books as two of the few extant copies of Galileo’s Siderius Nuncius (1610).
  • Powell Observatory for a presentation by ASKC member and astronomy student Rachel Cionitti and an evening of stargazing with the 30-inch Ruisinger Telescope (weather permitting). The observatory visit will be preceded by a stop at the beautiful Overland Park Arboretum for a StarBQ dinner featuring a local Kansas City-style BBQ.
  • The Banquet features a local jazz band, and Brown University professor of physics and astronomy and jazz musician Stephon Alexander will discuss his latest book, The Jazz of Physics.

For an up-to-date list of the speaker lineup, please check here:


DoubleTree by Hilton Kansas City - Overland Park, 66210

Room reservations are now open for the special ALCON rate at the Overland Park Doubletree Inn. Book now at

The beautiful Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is the site of the Traditional Friday night Star-B-Que Zarda Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q, which has been serving its special offerings for almost 50 years in the Kansas City area. They are also strong community partners with many Kansas City area charities and non-profits such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City, The America Royal, and The Bishop Sullivan Center, which is committed to helping people cope with financial hardships. 

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