Halloween 2018

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Halloween 2018

Post by Mark » November 1st, 2018, 12:20 pm

In St. Thomas, Halloween starting cloudy, but by 7:00, the clouds disappeared. I set up one of my telescopes (90 mm Antares, 15 mm TeleVue Plossl, Explorer Scientific II Mount) and started to show Mars. Everyone was amazed, and kids said "Wow" and other nice things. The adults were positive too, but there were an adult or two that didn't seen to care. I showed about 60 or 70 people in total, ranging from age 1 to 60 or so. I looked at Mars only, mostly because I didn't have time to think about other things!

In the almost twenty years I have doing this, we had about 10 successful star parties on Halloween. This was the best, or close to it, and I look forward to 2019.

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Re: Halloween 2018

Post by HenryL » November 1st, 2018, 1:02 pm

Bravo for bringing astronomy to all of those candy chasers. I too was amazed when the sky cleared after sunset.

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Re: Halloween 2018

Post by Everett » November 1st, 2018, 5:01 pm

I remember many many years ago my dad would set up his telescope out front for when the kids/families came by. I didn't even look outside lastnight or I would of put a scope out. Thanks for the report Mark.
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