Thursday, January 22, 2009

Impromptu Public Stargazing @ Magic Island

As per the last post we had our first "Sidewalk Astronomy" style event. We went down to Magic Island around sunset on MLK day and set up the 6 dobsonians.

We had quite a few folks walk by and look through the telescopes, ~150 people checked us and the telescopes out and got to look at a quarter Venus, the Pleiades, the Orion nebula and more.

Turns out even with city lights, the stars are still pretty good and lots of folks wanted to see us again. Next time we'll go when the moon is up, since that's always a fun target!

Thanks to Sarah J (also the picture taker), Geoff, Joe, Kirsten, Jenny and Geoff's pal Sean.