I helped out with a private observing session at the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg's Naylor Observatory on Thursday night. A homeschool group of some 40 children and adults visited the observatory. Before things got off to a start, I grabbed a binocular view of Venus low in the southwest. I also took a few hand-held shots of the planet.
I manned the 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain in the French Dome and showed the visitors the 93%-illuminated waxing gibbous Moon, Saturn and Titan, NGC 457 (the Cluster of Many Names, my new nickname for the Owl Cluster), and M2.
We also had the Culver Building with its 12.5" f/6.5 Cave Astoria Newtonian and the Weiser Building with its 14" f/10 Meade SCT open for the group.
After the visitors had gone, I trained the 17" classical Cassegrain on M11 and then Neptune for some of the ASH members who hadn't yet left.