From the Outreach Chair

David Letcher, Outreach Chair

We had a star party at the Hopewell Elementary School on Friday evening, March 16.  The weather was touch-and-go and I was not able to attend but presumably the other volunteers were there. I know Gene Ramsey and Jeff Bernardis planned to attend. Apologies to anyone who was there but not mentioned.

Our next star party is on Friday, March 30th at the Stuart Country Day School.  As of this writing, the weather forecast is for cloudy weather.  March is always an “iffy” month for weather.

Looking ahead, we have Super Science Day at the State Museum on Saturday, April 21st.  We need telescopes with solar filters for this event.  We’ll have a table to display pictures, charts, and other items of interest too.

Director Ludy emailed me about the seventh annual Earth Day Fair in Montgomery on April 22nd.  His email includes the following information: “The Montgomery Township Environmental Commission/Sustainable Montgomery is pleased to announce the seventh annual Earth Day Fair at the Montgomery High School on Route 601 in Skillman.  It will be held Sunday April 22, 2012, 12-4 pm, indoors and outdoors, rain or shine.  Registration to participate as an exhibitor, sponsor or volunteer is now open.  The theme is: Every Day is Earth Day in Montgomery Township.”

“The fair is Montgomery’s biggest community-wide environmental event each year.  Come get involved!  Fairgoers get giveaways and tips on living a healthier, greener lifestyle.  And there’s lots of music, food, and fun for all ages,” said Environmental Commission Chairperson Mary Reece.”

And on Saturday, April 28th, we have Communiversity Day in Princeton.  This is a day during which we can set up telescopes for public viewing.

So these events plus our public open houses starting up, give us a busy season, but a season to enable the public to become more aware of our club’s activities.

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