|On Saturday 26, 2001, at the Louise Kreher Forest
Ecology Preserve just north of Auburn, AAS members, Rhon Jenkins, Allen
Screws, David Newton, and Russell Whigham hosted a star party for about
40 facility visitors. As we waited for dark, we gave descriptive
overviews of the different telescopes represented. Despite some low,
fast moving clouds, visitors queued up at the telescopes for views of the
four-day-old Moon, binary stars, a couple of galaxies, and M-13.
For many, it was the first look through “a real telescope”. All seemed
to enjoy the evening and we may even have picked up a couple of new members.
Thanks Dr. Louise Turner for allowing us to drive through her yard to reach
the observing site by vehicle and to Margaret Holler for
coordinating the event.