Public Telescope Viewing Join members of the NPMAS at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary for a night of looking through telescopes. See the Moon, Mars, Saturn, star clusters and double stars. Bring your astronomy questions along and have our members answer them for you. All general public welcome to attend and this event is FREE OF CHARGE!
JUST ADDED: A presentation entitled "Earth from Space" will be given at 7:00 pm at the Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Center. This presentation is given by NPMAS member Paul Fjeld - a former NASA employee (but not an astronaut during the Apollo missions). The presentation will be held rain or shine!
- 10:00 PM
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary,
1627 East Shore Drive,
Information for Visitors:
Presentation will be held indoors whether clear or cloudy. Afterwards, telescope view will be available.
Telescope viewing is an outdoor event, weather permitting. Please dress accordingly. April can still get very cold at night and the observing field may be wet or muddy. Please no white light.
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Large grassy area between the Bay Beach Amusement Park northern parking lot and East Shore Drive.
Star Party(Astronomy night): School/Public/Other group
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Comments and anecdotes about the event:
Due to wind and rain, we were unable to hold our telescope viewing session and do our planned NSN activities. We did hold a presentation entitled "The View From Orbit and Beyond: Astronaut Experiences and Images of Earth", by Paul Fjeld one of our newest club members. Paul got his start with the NASA program at age 16 as a junior coorspondant in Toronto. He is a space illustrator and has helped design many of the STS mission patches. The presentation was very well received by all those in attendance.