by David Letcher, Outreach Chair
The skies couldn’t have been much clearer than on Thursday, April 14 at the Stuart Country Day School Star Party. Thanks go to Brian Van Liew, Jeff Bernardis, Gene Ramsey, new members Hamilton Potter and daughter Olivia, and me for a very successful event. The Moon was near full, but we were able to see the Orion Nebula, Sat-urn, and a few other objects. We all had a very nice time with a nice group of very enthusiastic young women.
The State Museum and Planetarium in Trenton is sponsoring the Super Science Saturday on May 7. It would be nice to have a few telescopes there for viewing the Sun. Maybe we’ll see some sun-spots this time! In the words of their website: “Don’t forget. Bring the entire family for a day of hands-on learning and fun. Explore the many fields of science with more than 20 exhibitors representing astronomy to zoology and everything in between. Encounter new worlds beyond our galaxy in the Planetarium.”