Astronomers needed Tuesday night
- Below is the text of a message I sent out a few weeks ago. Could I
get a show of hands (or emails) of those who might be able to assist
with a summer camp viewing session this coming Tuesday night, July
8? The viewing session would be relatively brief: from dark until
maybe 10:30 or 11:00. Please let me know if you could help out.
----text of earlier message ---
Some of our club members have helped out at the Presbyterian summer
camp in years past. (The comments I heard last year were, "Best
behaved kids we've ever seen." Plus, they made a donation to the
club last year.)
They have once again requested our assistance for the evening of
Tuesday, July 8. That's just a few days shy of full moon, so the
moon might be the best thing to view. (Might be able to catch
Jupiter before it sets if there is an unobstructed westerly view, but
Mars won't be up until midnight.)
But if anyone would be available for a short viewing session (perhaps
about an hour or so), they would really appreciate it. The camp
meets at the Bishop Quarterman center, just north of Amarillo.
If it wouldn't violate any club protocol, I will be glad to
coordinate the session since I see the camp committee coordinator on
a weekly basis at church.
My work schedule will be somewhat 'iffy' at that time (not to mention
the fact that my new telescope mount still isn't working), but I will
try to support if at all possible.
- Hi John,
If I am not still at work at that time I will try to get there. We are
going to be trying to get the project that I have been working on for
the last three months placed into service next week and I have been
informed to not make too many plans for Mon - Thurs. (In the past when
these things have been cut over I have seen anything from smooth easy
quick turn-ons to nightmares requiring around the clock work for six
days.) We will see.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "J. O'Brien"
> Below is the text of a message I sent out a few weeks ago. Could I
> get a show of hands (or emails) of those who might be able to assist
> with a summer camp viewing session this coming Tuesday night, July
> 8? The viewing session would be relatively brief: from dark until
> maybe 10:30 or 11:00. Please let me know if you could help out.
> Details below.
> John O'Brien