by David Letcher, Outreach Chair
So far this 2012 season has seen us scheduled for three star parties. January 26th was to be our first of the season at Antheil School in Ewing, NJ, but very cloudy weather put a damper on that one. The next one was a very successful but chilly evening at the Lawrenceville Elementary School on Friday, January 27th. Thanks go to members Gene Ramsey, Jeff Bernardis, Victor Davis, Darryl Foyuth, and yours truly. Many children and their parents enjoyed seeing the waxing crescent moon, Jupiter, double stars, clusters and the Great Nebula in Orion.
Our next scheduled star party will be held at the Hopewell Elementary School on the evening of Friday, March 16th. Let me know if you are interested in volunteering and helping out. I’ll be sending reminder emails to our membership in the near future.
Lastly, I received a request from Ms. Emily Blackman of the D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton about the possibility of co-hosting an event this summer. She states that they are sched-uling a trail walk and meteor shower watching event for Sunday August 12th from 8-9:30 pm. This event will be held on Cider Mill Preserve in East Amwell. (I hope the Perseids will be visible. I’ll have to tell them that late night hours are best for seeing meteor showers.) We are asked if we would be interested in co-hosting and bringing along some telescopes for attendees to use. August is a bit into the future but keep this event in mind. That’s all for now!