Other people, other planets in other galaxies
- Leonard White and I gave a presentation outdoors at
Middletown Library this past week. It really is nice
observe with Leonard as I always have a good time. We
showed folks what small telescopes could do. Mainly
we were looking at the Moon but it was possible to see
Jupiter from where we were in front of the building.
Finally when we were wrapping it all up the staff from
the library exited the building and Leonard yelled out
"Would you like to see the Moons of Jupiter?" What a
rush they made to come over and look through his
telescope and it was nice to hear the comments at how
wonderful this all was.
One of the claims that I had made to the folks (about
25 showed up) was that you could see a lot with a pair
of binoculars. Even "galaxies" can be seen.
Well it is just a little after 4:00 AM here in Newark
and I just came in from my back yard after seeing the
Andromeda Galaxy in my 7 by 50s. It never ceases to
amaze me to look and see that. Even from my light
polluted back yard I could imagine that somewhere in
the galaxy was a solar system with a planet similar to
ours and some person is sitting at their computer
writing a similar note to others as I am now. I
wonder how the Milky Way Galaxy looked to them?
Enough of these nocturnal activities I have to get
back to bed.
On Sunday the DAS has promised people at an Ice cream
stang called "The Creamery" that we would show them
what our Sun looks like. I wonder if they have sugar
free Vanilla icecream on that planet I was just
PS Thanks again, Leonard for attending my event.
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