Join CAAS and our good friends at Pinnacle Mountain State Park for our first Moon Party! Normally we would shun the full Moon and stay home and watch some cheesy movie on the SciFi channel but not this time. Saturday we will embrace all things Lunar as we dare to look directly at the Moon. Google Moon may say it is made of cheese but we think not and if you want proof just come join us at the Pinnacle Mountain State Park Visitor Center on Saturday July 28 at 8 PM! Free Moon Pies while supplies last.
James Fisher, Pat Morris, Bill Sanders, Carl Freyaldenhoven, Donald and Carolaina Ferren, Jim Dixon and his children Jack & Samantha, Allan and Mary Frances Lee, Rocky and Carol Togni, David and Nightvid Cole from CAAS attended. Many members enjoyed a pot luck meal with Julie Lovett supplying a delicious Boston Butt. An estimated 75 park goers attended the event. The sky only partially cooperated in that clouds blocked about 50 percent of the sky at any time. However, for a time we were able to show the visitors Venus, Jupiter, the Moon, Albereo, Mizar & Alcor, some learned to identify the North Star and several other prominent stars. 5 people earned certificates for completing Scavenger Hunt. We also passed out moon diagrams and diagrams of different things one can see in the moon. Several prospects for new members attended and introduced themselves.
All are invited to join CAAS and Woolly Hollow State Park for a FREE public star party this Saturday evening, July 21, from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM. There will be telescopes set up at the beach area, along with other activities and opportunities to learn about the universe. Bring the whole family! It is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have and enjoy learning about different types of telescopes and astronomy equipment, and all while enjoying the wonders of the night sky. Hope to see YOU there!
~Stacy Edwards, 2007 CAAS Secretary