Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest
Stargaze
April, 2009

Forest Ecology Preserve Star Gaze
April, 2009
    On Saturday, April 25, AAS members and friends gathered at the Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest for our spring, 2009, Forest Ecology Preserve stargaze.  Following Jennifer Lolley’s presentation at the pavilion, the guests came out to view through the telescopes.  Volunteering their time and telescopes were:
     
      • Rhon and Joyce Jenkins
      • Jennifer Lolley
      • Russell Whigham, C-11 SCT, 
      • Frank Ward, 12-inch Lightbridge Dobsonian 
      • Alan Cook Meade, 10-inch SCT 
      • Elliot Errera, AAS 8-inch Dobsonian
      • William Baugh, 120mm rich field refractor
      • Mike Holley, CPC1100 SCT
      • Ray Kunert, Meade 5” LXD75 go-to refractor
      • Eddie Kirkland 16-inch Dobsonian 
      • Mark Pratt, 15x70 Fujinon binoculars
      • Denise,  Jim, Stoeckel and daughter, 4.5-inch reflector
      • Heather Tassin
      • Aniket Shirgaokar


    Despite the fact that the sky was not completely dark at the beginning, and that we had a veil of cirrus clouds most of the evening, the guests seemed to enjoy the variety of views of Saturn through such a diverse group of telescope designs.  Thanks to all who participated.


    Alan Cook, Meade 10-inch SCT


Eddie Kirkland, 16-inch Dobsonian
 
 


William Baugh, 120mm f/5 reftactor


Under the Pavilion


Mike Holley, CPC1100 SCT


Elliot Errera, AAS's 8-inch Dobsonian


Ray Kunert and Elliot Errera