Despite bad weather conditions we had a nice moonevent

By Johannes Stübler posted 10-03-2022 09:23

Again this year we participated in the NASA-event INOMN. We combined our event with the local event "Long Night of Museums" (Lange Nacht der Museen).
We registered our observatory "Kepler Sternwarte Linz" on the INOMN website.
Unfortunately we had bad weather on the first of October but nevertheless we could welcome more than 200 visitors during this evening. We organized some talks and presentations about our astronomical association and what amateur astronomers are doing. Instead of a live-view we could show a record of a moonvideo done with our telescopes. So people could get an impression what's the feeling to have a look on the moon using a telescope. They could see the typical seeing on our location in the city. Of course we talked about lightpollution and the problems for astronomers. Additionally we offered some fingerfood, drinks and some extraterrestrial gifts for our visitors. For the children we  prepared some air-rocket starts. It was a successful event and we could inpire our visitors for astronomical observations. The most of them we will hopefully see again at regular public night skytours when the weather will be fine.

Ambassador and National Coordinator AUSTRIA
of Astronomers Without Borders - AWB
TWAN-Austria event coordinator
Member of Kepler Sternwarte Linz(former Astronomical Society of Linz)
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
MemberNo. 5481, Elected 2009
Active Associate of Commission C2 Communicating Astronomy with the Public
Further on I held the role: IAU- National Outreach Coordinator AUSTRIA until Aug 27, 2021
Charter member of A4E - Astronomy for Education
Member of European Astronomical Society - EAS-ID Nr. 3093
National Organizer Sidewalk Astronomers
Consulter - Project "Keplarium"
About me:
Owner of Austrian Polarstern-Prize 2017
400-year-anniversary 3rd Kepler-Law
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