by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair
Have you been enjoying the wonderful speakers but feeling uncomfortable or intimidated about visiting the Observatory? Not worth making the drive or staying up late to look at dim fuzzies? Time to shake that off and get out there! In case you haven’t heard, July 20 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. There will be a special program at the Planetarium in Trenton during the day. That evening, if our miserable New Jersey weather cooperates, we will be holding a special night for members at Simpson Observatory.
All AAAP Members, especially those who have never been, are encouraged to come out to our Observatory in Washington Crossing State Park from 8pm to midnight or so.
This event is not open to the general public, but members are welcome to bring along family and friends. Check out the Observatory web pages to see how to enter the Park off Bear Tavern Road. Link to the AAAP Twitter page where a weather cancellation would get posted.
All scope-owners are more than welcome to offer additional viewing opportunities or get help with your set-up.
If you are considering a scope purchase, this could be a great chance to look through various optics.
It would be nice to know who is planning to attend, but those bringing a scope, and Keyholders who can help staff the Observatory, please be sure to respond to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the calendar entry to see who else is coming.