Out reach ideas
Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:22 AM
Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:36 PM
Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:01 PM
passed around to those waiting for their turn at the scope.
Always have several old astro mags and Orion catalogs to give away as souvenirs.
Often I'll have a laptop playing astro vids for those in line. Comes in handy for
indoor shows in case of clouds, too.
Here's an example: The Planets at our Moon's distance
Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:20 PM
Posted 20 December 2013 - 01:25 PM
It's also a nice comparison to have, say, M57 in an eyepiece and have M57 on Jack's monitor. The form is there in the eyepiece, however, the form is very detailed and has color. It gives terrific perspective.
Same for me setting up my $59 Celstron 102 next to a 16" Nightsky dob. Talk about perspective!? In the end, it's just great fun to listen to the oohs and aahs and finding that there is some real interest in what we do.