David Letcher, Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Jay Watson of the D & R Greenway Land Trust has invited us to join them during the evening of August 12 to view the meteor shower. Last August about a half-dozen of us brought our scopes for early evening viewing before the meteor shower got underway.
Here is Jay’s recent email: “I write to remind you of our planned ‘Star Party’ on August 12 at St. Michaels Farm Preserve in Hopewell Township, Mercer County. It is so wonderful that the Princeton Amateur Astronomers Association are willing to lend expertise again at our Perseid Meteor Shower event on August 12 beginning at 10:00 PM.”
Directions will be sent to all members real soon. So, let me know if you plan to attend. Hope for clear skies and lots of shooting stars.
More outreach events:
With help from Larry Kane and Gene Ramsey, I will be presenting four classes at the Nature Center for pre-teens to adults:
September 20 – Backyard Astronomy
September 27 – Telescopes for Amateurs
October 4 – The Solar System
October 11 – Stars, Clusters and Galaxies
Classroom instruction will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by observing at our observatory. More information and registration instructions are available on the Nature Center website.
Gene Ramsey and David & Jen Skitt will host solar observing at the Nature Center on August 31 (rain date September 1) 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.