100 Hours of Astronomy Star Party

25 Obsession Dob at Sunset

25" Obsession Dob at Sunset

Last Saturday night the Bellaire astronomy class and the HCC-southwest astronomy club threw a star party for the public as part of the 100 Hours of Astronomy event which is part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. The weather did not cooperate. It was very cloudy and we even had a bit of light rain off and on.

Still we had a crowd even though it was small and we talked a lot of astronomy. The moon was out for a while and we were able to get several different magnifications and everyone got a look. The most exciting thing for me personally was helping to setup the 25″ Obsession dob that HCC just got. The moon was the first target for this behemoth and was an awesome view.

The blog has been slow lately while I ramp up for the other class I teach – AP computer science. The exam is approaching and so that course is consuming a lot of my time right now. But more posts will be coming soon.

For now, enjoy the images of the star party and hope for clear skies.

Corondao Solar Scope

Corondao Solar Scope

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