Molin Elementary School Star Party

This event was held at the Parker Wildlife Visitor Center on Plum Island in Newburyport.  About 70 fourth grade students and parents attended. Clouds held off until 8PM, and even then the dark skies to the east provided reasonable views for a while longer.  The Orion Nebula and Jupiter were the highlight of the evening; a range of other objects were also shown to visitors.

Scopes were provided by John Hobbs, Dick Luecke, John Gall, Brewster LaMacchia, and Michael Deneen, and we were joined by club member Charlie Hall.

John Hobbs shows off the double cluster to visitors

John Hobbs shows off the double cluster to visitors

John Gall waits for the car headlights to go away

John Gall waits for the car headlights to go away

Dick Luecke explaining the heavens to a visitor

Dick Luecke explaining the heavens to a visitor

Michael Deneen spies Jupiter

Michael Deneen spies Jupiter

Brewster LaMacchia can't decide if it's M81 or M82

Brewster LaMacchia can’t decide if it’s M81 or M82

 

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