Thursday, January 1, 2009
Sparks Marina Street Astro Dec. 29-31, 2008
We were fortunate to have a great break in the weather, along with incredible planet/lunar pairings - so why not do some street astro outings! What a way to end and start a year. In 3 sessions we were able to impact over 100 visitors. My goal for these sessions was for my visitors to have quality views of the Moon and Venus and naked-eye viewings of the Mercury/Jupiter pairing on the western horizon. I wanted them to have an understanding of Galileo's first observations of the Moon and Venus as he was the first to observe their true nature and he was also the first to observe the changing phase cycle of another planet. This is a picture of my resource table.