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Saturday, May 15

Free Star Party Tonight!


If you've never seen Saturn through a decent telescope, it will change your life. Last time I was there, a woman who was walking by with her family nearly started crying when she saw it through the C11. I feel that way almost every time, too, even on my tiny scope.

Unless something comes up, I am planning on being there with scope in hand. Looking forward to meeting more interesting people and fighting through the glare. Come say hi!

Chicago Astronomer mini star party
15 May 2010

The Chicago Astronomers are planning to conduct a mini star party by the Adler Planetarium area on this warm Saturday evening. But clouds are threatening to ruin a good night for looking up and sharing views of Saturn, Mars and the Crescent Moon.


So far, it's anyones guess on the sky conditions.[image]




If a go, we will set-up by the Adler's parking lot at 8:00 pm and remain probably till the park closes at 11:00 pm.


As an added incentive, both the ISS and Shuttle Atlantis will make a bright and high flyover pass during our session. Very cool and great opportunity to catch one of the last passes of Atlantis. (We caught a good flyover last night.)

And...

Members of the Chicago Astronomical Society will join us for the fun. Quite cool.

I will post an update on the go/no-go status on this thread at around 5pm here...but I suspect that it will be a thumbs up for the gathering. And also onwww.twitter.com/astronomerjoe

and on Facebook: Joe Guzman

If desired, you may contact me for confirmation via the Astro Phone: 773-299-8191





If you've never seen Saturn through a decent telescope, it will change your life. Last time I was there a woman who was walking by nearly started crying when she saw it. I feel that way almost every time too.

Unless something comes up, I am planning on being there with scope in hand. Looking forward to meeting more interesting people and fighting through the glare. Come say hi!
Chicago Astronomer mini star party
15 May 2010

The Chicago Astronomers are planning to conduct a mini star party by the Adler Planetarium area on this warm Saturday evening. But clouds are threatening to ruin a good night for looking up and sharing views of Saturn, Mars and the Crescent Moon.

1 comment:

  1. This one got cancelled but they're looking at Wednesday night now. Thursday is also Adler After Dark.

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Be nice!