City of Kyle, Texas, Public Library Astronomy Club 1 October 2022 "Observe the Moon" Star Party

By Michael Marotta posted 10-15-2022 13:19

On Saturday, 1 October 2022, the City of Kyle, Texas, Public Library Astronomy Club sponsored a community outreach for International Observe the Moon Night. Half a dozen club members, six or eight friends from NextDoor dot com, and another dozen passers-by were supported by six outreach experts from the Austin Astronomical Society: Joyce, Jim, Ron, Al, Domingo, and David. The star party ran from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Two of our guests were children with their parents and they left with planispheres, courtesy of the club. In addition to the waxing quarter Moon, stargazers viewed Jupiter, Saturn, Albireo, Messier 13 in Hercules, and other targets.
Two astronomers and their telescopes at an outreach star party in Kyle, Texas, USA.

Among the Austin Astronomical Society club members who helped with outreach, 
Ron brought two classic Dobsonian reflectors made from concrete forms. Al's telescope is a computerized Celestron 8SE. Domingo provided a Meade 10-inch LX 200 classic. Joyce and Jim always show up with their homemade 8-inch Newtonian. The other 8-inch Newtonian on the field was Ed's Celestron Dobsonian. 

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10-17-2022 12:05

Thank you for sharing such a great member report, Michael! It is good to know your club is an active one and enjoys astro-outreach with your community!