CAAS joined the nice people at the AEC tonight (9/19/2007) for a special viewing of the new PBS special “Seeing in the Dark” by Timothy Ferris. It appeared that about 40 members of the public joined us. Kind of disappointing turn out but these people did seem to be more interested than average. The show was very entertaining with high production values.
After the showing, we had seven or eight scopes set up for a public star party. I have to say that next to the airport is not the best place for a star party but we could see all the first magnitude stars up there and many of the second magnitude stars. While swatting mosquitoes, we showed the visitors the Moon and Jupiter and Albireo and a few other bright objects.