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Comments and anecdotes about the event:
We had 5 LAAS members with scopes, 2 dobs, 2 SC and one Mak. About 50 people attended including parents and teachers. Views of the Moon, Venue, Mars, Saturn and Mizar/Alcor were offered. Herb had his interpretive bulletin board up for people to look at. The people were nice and appreciative. The seeing was dreadful. Everything seemed a blur. The rings of Saturn were hard to separate from the orb of the planet. Wound up around 9:30 PM.
The outreach event at Robert Frost Middle School on Wednesday was a great success. We had at least 5 LAAS astronomers (DeGregori, Drouet, Webster, myself and a new member who lives nearby and whose name I didn't catch -- my apologies). The sky was clear although the seeing was mediocre. We viewed the moon, Venus, Saturn, Mars and some other objects including M3, Algieba, Mizar, Cor Caroli and a double star shown by our new member which I think was 100 Herculis. An interesting coincidence: The 3-day old moon was a thin crescent, while Venus showed us a similar thin crescent but with a slightly different orientation. Herb Kraus