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Re: [rascstoon] Ron's Telescope at Cancer Society's Relay for Life

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  • jeff swick
    Welcome to the list Dean If you or in fact any new members ever snap photos of your astronomy outreach be sure and email Tenho your photos for possible
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 2, 2008
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      Welcome to the list Dean

      If you or in fact any new members ever snap photos of
      your astronomy outreach be sure and email Tenho your
      photos for possible inclusion in the Saskatoon Skies
      newsletter.

      Regards
      Jeff

      --- Dean Sproull <deansproull@...> wrote:

      > I Had the same experience at our relay for life here
      > in Lloyd I set up my binocs on a stand and the sky
      > scout on its stand plus my 6" we started looking
      > through at Saturn and at 3 this morning we had a
      > clear view of jupiter. I had a dozen or so people
      > asking questions about RASC . I just set up on a
      > hill with people popping by to help all night
      > long....Clear Skies Dean
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: jeff swick <jeff_swick@...>
      > Date: Saturday, May 31, 2008 12:30 pm
      > Subject: Re: [rascstoon] Ron's Telescope at Cancer
      > Society's Relay for Life
      > To: rascstoon@yahoogroups.com
      >
      > > Good deal Ron.
      > > Is Ken also affilated with the same type of event
      > up
      > > in Prince Albert?
      > >
      > > Regards
      > > Jeff
      > >
      > >
      > > --- strmanron <strman@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Last Friday evening, May 30th, my wife mentioned
      > she
      > > > would like to go
      > > > to Diefenbaker Park and visit with her staff in
      > the
      > > > Relay for Life.
      > > > Since skies were clear, I said I would come
      > along
      > > > and bring my 10"
      > > > dobsonian telescope.
      > > >
      > > > When I mentioned that I was with the RASC
      > (sounds so
      > > > official), the
      > > > staff running the relay were more than helpful
      > > > offering people to help
      > > > me carry the telescope to an appropriate dark
      > area
      > > > close to the action.
      > > >
      > > > At 9:30 PM, I set up and the action began
      > > > immediately. People began
      > > > lining up to see the rings of Saturn and
      > returned
      > > > time and time again
      > > > for second and third looks at it. One person
      > even
      > > > offered to get me a
      > > > coffee! After Saturn I moved over to Albireo
      > and
      > > > then back to Saturn.
      > > > The laser pointer was also a big hit as many
      > people
      > > > wanted to know
      > > > the names of some of the brighter stars. I
      > quickly
      > > > went over
      > > > Arcturus, Vega and Capella. And to top it all
      > off -
      > > > we received a
      > > > timely visit from the ISS and I was elevated to
      > > > "god-like" status as I
      > > > predicted its appearance before it arrived.
      > What a
      > > > great night!
      > > >
      > > > I strongly recommend that we include this yearly
      > > > event in our outreach
      > > > plans. You would only need three or four
      > telescopes
      > > > and the crowds
      > > > were so appreciative.
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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