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Astronomy at the Beach is VIRTUAL This Year

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#1 BrianOttum

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 10:37 AM

Over 70,000 members of the public have looked through our telescopes during the past 23 years of Astronomy at the Beach (southeast Michigan).  This year we will be online, so we are no longer geographically-limited.  Our content is better than ever...

 

• Talks by professional astronomers.
• Cool Science Demonstrations.
• Astronomy teacher discussion panel.
• Live telescope viewing from sites across the U. S.
• Educational (and short) YouTube video suggestions.
• Online astronomy and space science resources.
• Presentations by local astronomers - several of whom are volunteer NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors.

 

This all happens 6pm-midnight on both Fri. and Sat., Sept. 25th and 26th.

 

Website: 

https://www.glaac.or...the-beach-2020/

 

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook...onomyattheBeach

 

 

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/astroatbeach/

 

 

Questions?
ottum@comcast.net
Brian D. Ottum, Ph.D.
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Posted 06 September 2020 - 01:13 PM

HI Brian, Yes, it will be different this year, that's for sure.



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Posted 07 September 2020 - 07:17 AM

Wow, I looked at web site for the event, looks quite impressive! I’m looking forward to catching as much as I can.

 

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 06:41 PM

Thank you for putting the announcement up, Brian.

I want to tell everyone about the work that has gone into AATB 2020.

In the dead of winter (Jan), the GLAAC board, Brian and myself included, met at the ranger station at Island Lake State Park near Brighton, MI. to start planning for this year's event. We met again in Feb, then March came.

A few of us met at the ranger station, and a zoom meeting was tested using a UofM account. Since then we have met online and the discussion turned from having a public event with 100+ scopes and 6,000 public visitors, to creating something never done before, at least by the GLAAC, a world wide astronomy event. It was seen as a huge task, but everyone dove in headfirst.

I am amazed at what has been created. Top names in so many of the varied sciences have volunteered their time to make this one of a kind event a success.
Also, many thanks to the University of Michigan for allowing us to use its Zoom account for the duration of the event.

Astronomy At The Beach 2020 is going to happen after all.





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#5 Myk Rian

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:45 PM

Sept. 25 & 26. Astronomy on the beach 2020-Virtual.
This Fri. and Sat. 5pm 10p. All times are Eastern.
Live Solar viewing Sat. from 3pm.

 

https://www.glaac.or...the-beach-2020/

We've been planning this virtual astronomy event since March came around. Have the kids tell their teachers. It's a worldwide event this year.
Live solar viewing from telescopes in NM and MI Saturday at 3pm. These are special H-Alpha telescopes that show the surface and prominence's.

The links in the program menu will take you to Yahoo video streams.
The people behind this effort are amazing, and worked hard to make it happen.

Enjoy, all




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