The weather cleared out today so let's do some street astronomy! And what a potpourri of celestial goodies on tap:
Venus: The Evening Star Modeling and Phase Cycle.
Thin Crescent Moon with Earth shine.
The Great Orion Star Nursery.
Stars Great and Small Comparative.
Star Color Comparative.
Star Cluster Families.
AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF THAT COMES UP BECAUSE OF THE ABOVE!
There was no way I would be able to place on my resource table all the materials needed so I placed out the most eye catching! Folks were amazed that they where able to see with the telescope the very things depicted in the Atlas of the Universe, and the Star Life Cycle posters. We had excellent discussions about all the above items and others. Several visitors just saw History Channel's astronomy series and were this very day wishing they could see through a telescope what was on that program. Well they got their wish.....star clusters and nurseries served up just for you! I really enjoy being in the right place at the right time for these folks. I will be doing a series of similar outings over the next few days. I had 46 visitors with at least half wanting to come back again over the next few days. Astronomy Groupies - Gotta love it!