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Anyone planning an Astronomy Date Event on April 21st, 2018?

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#1 aa6ww

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:16 PM

Astronomy day is usually the last day of Earth week. This is a fun time to do solar observing for the public followed by a few hrs of night time observing for general public viewing, so people can look through telescopes and be exposed to astronomy.

 

Is anyone planning any Astronomy Day events for this Saturday?

 

http://www.skyandtel...onomy-day-2018/

 

https://www.novac.co...h/astronomyday/

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:22 PM

Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will be at Garden of The Gods park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 9 AM - 3 PM we'll be among a whole lot of different Earth Day activities planned for the weekend and plan to do Solar Observing, a UV Bead Bracelet Making Activity, and hand out club flyers, and NASA/JPL bookmarks and other giveaways. Then we finish up with a star party in the park from 8-10 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:54 PM

Yes... The Quad Cities Astronomical Society (Davenport/Bettendorf IA - Rock Island/Moline IL) hold one of their 2 major annual public events on Astronomy Day... this year on April 21st. 

 

We partner with Bettendorf High School... we set up Ha and white light solar scopes outside during the day with a number of displays inside the school and use the school planetarium to put on a number of 'canned' shows. Then that evening our club site in Dixon Iowa is open to the public for evening viewing thru the 20" and 14" Club Newts as well as member scopes.



#4 MawkHawk

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:40 PM

Seven Ponds Astronomy Club will have meteorite collector Mark Jeffery to the club to display part of his collection and present "Couriers From Outer Space". We're also partnering with Longway Planetarium, Flint, MI Friday,night, Apr 20 for the Michigan State-Wide Astronomy Nite (SWAN).

 

Mark Jeffery:

https://www.facebook...37248243500558/

 

SWAN:

https://www.facebook...66808870775154/



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:12 PM

Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will be at Garden of The Gods park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 9 AM - 3 PM we'll be among a whole lot of different Earth Day activities planned for the weekend and plan to do Solar Observing, a UV Bead Bracelet Making Activity, and hand out club flyers, and NASA/JPL bookmarks and other giveaways. Then we finish up with a star party in the park from 8-10 PM.

Dave

Man, I wish I lived closer!! The first and only time I looked through a solar scope was there. Some random guy had it.



#6 seawolfe

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:14 AM

I'll be working.  frown.gif



#7 aeajr

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:00 AM

I was coordinating an event with a local college but it has been cancelled due to lack of interest.



#8 Rikz

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:46 AM

I was coordinating an event with a local college but it has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

That's sad... These generation Z kids. If it isn't on an iPhone, they won't touch it

Rik

Edited by Rikz, 17 April 2018 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:54 AM

How could you possibly point the finger at Gen Z kids.   

 

The fact is that other events of the day drew more interest than this.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:15 AM

How could you possibly point the finger at Gen Z kids.   

 

The fact is that other events of the day drew more interest than this.

I guess I shouldn't try jokes via typing...

 

Besides, Gen Z kids are the ones in college now


Edited by Rikz, 17 April 2018 - 09:16 AM.


#11 Francopoli

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:07 AM

Cloudy and more clouds so not certain what I am going to do.



#12 astrolunnie

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:07 AM

RASC MontrĂ©al is organizing  a lecture followed by a star party

 

http://www.rascmontr...nomy-in-winter/

 

Clear skies

 

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Posted Yesterday, 08:09 AM

Northern Chicagoland area has two events. One in the afternoon at the Ela library in Lake Zurich and one in the evening at Harper Jr. College on Palatine. .




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