Our club engages in outreaches to the public from time to time. We are part of the StarNet Astronomy at the Library program which means we are available to libraries. We also enjoy other group requests.
Upon accepting your request it find it’s way on to the events list, announced at club meetings, on our Yahoo group and Facebook. We need time to gather volunteers so early reservations are appreciated.
If you want to engage us for for an outreach please check this list:
- The best times are close to a new Moon in the range 5 nights before to 4 nights after. The Moon is bright enough to hide almost anything interesting in the sky. As Tom Waits sings “The moon climbs up and empty sky.” Just after the new Moon the crescents show fascinating views.
- Weather – even the best telescopes cannot see through clouds. Either of us may cancel if it looks cloudy. We might even go out if the clouds offer reasonable sized holes. Overcast – unlikely.
- Street and parking lot lights – we have lots of experience doing outreaches under them. The glare makes it hard to find objects and even stars but we will try our best. If you can arrange to have these lights turned off you may be rewarded with a great show.
Please contact our out reach coordinator Jerry Truitt. This is not a link it is an image of the email address.