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Shadows & Silhouettes
Exploring the Solar System
Other NSN Resources (Telecons, Astronomy Resources Download, etc)
Phases & Eclipses
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SkyMaps Evening Sky Map (May)- 80
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Representatives from three astronomy clubs joined forces on Saturday, April 28th to celebrate National Astronomy Day at Lamberton Middle School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. River Bend Astronomy Club - East (Mark Brown), TriState Astronomers (Reese Davis), and Dickinson College AstroClub (Julie Ashton & Meaghan Murphy) enticed visitors with an array of telescopes designed to capture distant photons.
This was Lamberton Middle School's 2nd annual Astronomy Day celebration. Although conditions outside of school did not permit observations through telescopes, astronomy club members, Carlisle students, parents and teachers volunteered their time to staff two dozen activity stations with the purpose to promote education about amateur astronomy and to bring space-related concepts and ideas to our visitors.
We were able to engage and discuss with our visitors the different types of telescopes and their importance. Some of the demonstrations included moon phases, craters on the moon, comets and the upcoming Venus Transit - just to name a few.