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Looking Through Telescope

Summer 2021 Events

August 14th 7:30 - 10:00 PM ( or 15th as a backup )

North Lakeland Discovery Center

Will we see any Perseid meteors? They can be the brightest shower!

 Join us for an evening under the stars with the Northwoods Explorers of Space and Astronomy. With good weather we plan on observing many objects -- Saturn and its rings along with Jupiter and its largest moons,  the crescent moon with contrasting shadows to see amazing craters, the Andromeda galaxy some 2.3 million light years away. the great globular cluster in Hercules where 500,000 stars exist some 25,000 light years distant, and the Ring Nebula, which is the remains of a star's atmosphere expanding out into space. A short activity will start before observing. If the weather doesn't cooperate we reserved the next day on Sunday as a backup, same time. Handouts included. Reservations required, signup at the Discovery Center's website, www.discoverycenter.net

September 11th 6:30 - 9:30 PM ( or 12th as a backup )

North Lakeland Discovery Center

Join us for an evening under the stars with the Northwoods Explorers of Space and Astronomy. With good weather we plan on observing many objects -- Saturn and its rings along with Jupiter and its largest moons,  the crescent moon with contrasting shadows to see amazing craters, the Andromeda galaxy some 2.3 million light years away. the great globular cluster in Hercules where 500,000 stars exist some 25,000 light years distant, and the Ring Nebula, which is the remains of a star's atmosphere expanding out into space. A short activity will start before observing. If the weather doesn't cooperate we reserved the next day on Sunday as a backup, same time. Handouts included. RReservations required, signup at the Discovery Center's website, www.discoverycenter.net

Past Events:

July 20th, 2021 "The Space Race"

Minocqua Country Club

(Private Event)

We presented to a wonderful group about the

amazing opportunities building bridges to the future in space,

and the challenge of finding scientists and engineers to help.

July 13 2021 Solar Program 1-4 PM

North Lakeland Discovery Center

Our audience learned about the Sun and it's connection to planet Earth, then viewed a few small proms that were bigger than Earth on the limb of the nearest star and a few looked down the middle of a sunspot.

Oct 9th, 2020 Starparty at the

North Lakeland Discovery Center

Success! The skies cooperated for a great night at the North Lakeland Discovery Center Friday Oct 9th. Two telescopes were setup, a 10" and a 12" Dobsonian Newtonian reflector.

 

We first saw Jupiter with 3 of its 60+ moons. Then IO became visible, coming out from behind the huge planet. Saturn was great too, but the "seeing" toward the horizon stopped us from using higher magnification, we could barely see the rings. Next was the distant M13, the great Globular Cluster in Hercules where over 500,000 stars fill the view of the eyepiece with light that started 23,000 years ago and remain a mystery. Next was M57, the Ring Nebula in Lyra, which looked like a small greenish-blue-gray cheerio or donut shaped object, which is the expanding atmosphere of a star which has turned into a White Dwarf.  With binoculars we saw M31, the great Andromeda Galaxy some 2.3 million light years away. At the end the Red Planet Mars was seen brightly in the East.  

 

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

 

- Benjamin Franklin