A family day out at the Sparks, Nv Marina Park. What do you expect to see - various water fowl parading about, all kinds of folks out for the day running, walking, biking trying not to collide with each other, dogs walking their people, maybe spend some time at the kids play area. The Anastassatos family stopped by and got the unexpected - how about a little astronomical refreshment that ended up as a gourmet meal! After feasting on the wonderful lunar sights offered by the bulging moon such as sunrise on the Humorum Basin with crater Gassendi in tow - it was onward down the buffet line to the delights of a razor thin Venus sliced to perfection! George was blown away by it all and Jackie was all smiles! How about workable easy to remember definations of a Star, Planet, and a Moon. Active modeling of a scale model Earth- Moon system and a Cd to take home finnished this adventure. Thanks guys for stopping by - you have a wonderful family!
I had a total of 63 visitors over the course of 3 hours. It was non stop discussion, modeling, and viewing! I planned a personal observe time at home but all this activity has wiped me out - a good astronomy book and bed for me!