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Halloween 2014 Neighborhood Outreach

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#1 core

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 12:09 AM

We had around 140 kids go thru our neighborhood this year;  I scaled up a Walk-on-the-Moon setup that I've been using for the past year (the mobile setup uses a battery-powered pocket LCD projector, makes a ~40"  diagonal image) by using a 2,500 lumen projector instead.  Video was fed from a LN300 cctv camera on a 6SE scope.  Also had a visual rig (4" f/5 achro) where I used a Crystal Ball Eyepiece (see the thread in the Eyepiece forum), lots of fun asking the kids if they wanted to see the moon in a crystal ball  :grin: There were quite a few that enjoyed the walk and the view that forgot to ask for the candy!

 

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 10:30 AM

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A really big.... :waytogo:

 

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#3 Cliff C

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 11:36 AM

That's awsome! Moon projected onto the driveway, crystal ball eyepiece and 140 trick-o-treaters. Now that is what I call a profitable Halloween. Great job!



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 03:52 AM

Thanks y'all for the kind words.  The neighborhood that we live in does have a higher percentage of families with middle-schoolers and younger; the draw is also that a couple of neighbors are quite into putting a good Halloween deco/experience for the trick-or-treaters (themed deco with diy automated setups, costumed assistants, etc).

 

I've used video projection often for outreach/school star parties, and found that projecting the image on the ground (white board) allows for added inter-activeness, even for DSO's.


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Posted 07 November 2014 - 06:44 PM

Love it!  Great idea with the Moon Walk! 

 

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