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    Default Re: Viewing the Moon, Jupiter and Mars last night in public



    Great report! And how cool of you to share the sights with the public!
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    Default Re: Viewing the Moon, Jupiter and Mars last night in public

    That's some outreach there! Anyone got inspired to pick the hobby?
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    Default Re: Viewing the Moon, Jupiter and Mars last night in public

    I've been down the promenade many times. Don't think I've seen anybody with a scope before - great idea! And, thanks for the report Terry.
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    Default Re: Viewing the Moon, Jupiter and Mars last night in public

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    That's some outreach there! Anyone got inspired to pick the hobby?
    Not sure Bigz, but I got a few "oohs" and "aahs" from some of the pedestrians, especially the view of the full moon at 34x.
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    Default Re: Viewing the Moon, Jupiter and Mars last night in public

    Great report...great Outreach!!

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    Default Re: Viewing the Moon, Jupiter and Mars last night in public

    All it takes is one look through an eyepiece. Good job!
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    Default Re: Viewing the Moon, Jupiter and Mars last night in public

    Excellent idea. I love to do astronomy outreach and that was a great scope to use
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    Default Re: Viewing the Moon, Jupiter and Mars last night in public

    Quote Originally Posted by David57 View Post
    Excellent idea. I love to do astronomy outreach and that was a great scope to use
    Thanks David! Portable enough to be a grab-and-go, but big enough to provide good views of the planets (and deep-sky objects at darker sites).

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    Default Re: Viewing the Moon, Jupiter and Mars last night in public

    Sounds like some great views of Mars and Jupiter, can't believe you forgot about poor ol' Saturn, though! Nice bit of outreach as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    I've been down the promenade many times. Don't think I've seen anybody with a scope before - great idea! And, thanks for the report Terry.
    Michael, this might have been my second time I've brought a scope out here (first time was about 3 years ago). Plan to do it a few more times in June while the three planets are available for viewing.

 

 
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