Hamilton Wenham Star Party, Aug 27 2015

After having been rained/clouded out for 5 different dates, we finally got our chance.

The evening started with a presentation indoors by Brewster LaMacchia called “Planets, Moons, and Craters – a guide to looking for life in the Solar System“. Despite the clouds during setup, the sky cleared by 8:30 so the crowd of 50 or so guests could be treated to views of the moon, Saturn, M8, M13, M31, M27, M57, and an assortment of other objects.

Club members John Hobbs, Michael Deneen, David Aucoin, and Brewster LaMacchia provided telescopes. David brought two, one connected with an imaging setup to display on his laptop and the other for visuak use.

Club member John Brucker also attended; John will be helping the library add a telescope to their lending program. They are using the same scope and materials pioneered by NHAS (see http://nhastro.com/ltp.php if you’re not familiar with this).

The crowd gathers before the start of the indoor presentation

The crowd gathers before the start of the indoor presentation

John Hobbs showing the night sky to a vistor

John Hobbs showing the night sky to a visitor

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