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  • Mini Star Party with the 13″ Gorsky

    Posted on June 27th, 2010 Charlie Rose 1 comment

    Tonight in the park in front of my house here in Harvest Creek, I put on a star party for some teen kids playing in the park at dusk and 5th grade kids up the street having a birthday party sleep over thing. I got Saturn just as it was visible and was able to zoom in pretty good. The air was great with steady viewing. Then moved onto double stars Mizar, and Alberio. As it got dark enough the Ring and Hercules Cluster came into view well.  This is what the teenage kids got to see. At 10:30, on cue, the International Space Station flew right over and the 5th graders all showed up and got good views of Saturn & such.  A great night for a spur of the moment event here on the first really nice evenings of summer. There were 7 teens, 8 Fifth graders and 5 adults. Lots a fun. Gorsky worked great.


    One Response to “Mini Star Party with the 13″ Gorsky”

    1. That sounds like a lot of fun. The weather has finally turned nice and I’ve been out a few nights myself lately. Glad you were able to do this for the kids!

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