Monday, April 6, 2009
4-05-09 Finale for100 Hours of Astronomy
Along with hundreds of amateur astronomers world wide the Sidewalk guy of Reno-Sparks attempted to reach as many as possible during this blitz of astronomical public relations. After a very energetic session Friday evening at the movie theater it was back to the Marina Sunday to finish up my effort here in N.Nv. Great weather and clear skies with a beautiful gibbous Moon with Saturn in tow made for a convenient pair to enjoy. Hendrik here was a very active participant and was soaking it all in. His mom mentioned that he is an excellent student and enjoys space oriented things. This young person spent a good deal of time at the scope and with the large format lunar map - and through some active modeling He will never forget that the Moon is on average 30 Earth diameters away! I had over 55 visitors for this session with lines at the resource table and scope much of the time. I wish I had time to take more pictures - I worked with some really neat folks and inquisitive kids!