the GTAS Sidewalk Astronomers have been this summer
Sidewalk Astronomers at the Cherry Festival July 9,
Checking out the
moon in Richard Kuschell's telescope
Peeking around the
sign at Jupiter in Gary Carlisle's telescope
down low in Bob Moler's telescope
Sidewalk Astronomers after the Alden Stroll, Alden MI
Depot park on August 7th, 2008
Telescopes trained on the moon and Jupiter in the twilight
Sidewalk Astronomers at Friday
Night Live, Front St, Traverse City August 8, 2008
A youngster is
Bob Moler's telescope at the moon while in the background Gary Carlilse
has set up his telescope in the center of the street to catch a look at
The GTAS display
table. In the background Richard Kuschell is showing the moon
with his Go To telescope
The GTAS face
garnered us lots of donations for the telescope. Jan Uthe,
Holly Thompson and Shannon Wilson donate their artistic skills.
Uthe, in the center holding our brochures, helped attract lots folks to
the telescopes and of donations for our 25 " telescope. Gary
Carlisle, far right, watches on as a young fellow marvels that the
point of light in the sky is Jupiter with itsmoons that he just saw in
25" Telescope has arrived!
This is the second telescope setup exercise at the September meeting.
Photos courtesy of Barbara Disborough. Check out Bob's
Ephemeris Blog for a description of the first time we set up
Tightening the telescope's upper tube assembly is clockwise from top
center, behind the telescope is Bob Boss, Bob Moler. Ron Uthe, Craig
Ensfield with Gary Carlisle looking on.
Collimating (aligning the optics of) the telescope.
Gary's letting us
use his eyepiece tonight.
Greg Johnson (Pilot of STS 123)
Astronaut gave a talk about his trip to the International Space Station
at the Empire Township Hall. The GTAS Sidewalk Astronomers
there. And even though it never cleared up the 25" Telescope
attracted the folks who attended the talk.
We were able to take this photo of Astronaut Greg Johnson and friend
business end of the telescope.
We were at the Frankfort
High Football Game on October 10th.
Kuschell running the 25" telescope at the south end of the field.
Gary Carlisle also brought his telescope (not pictured) to view the
moon while the 25" was pointed at Jupiter.
We were at the Mancelona
High Football Game on October 17th.
Richard Kuschell focuses the 25 inch telescope on Jupiter
Checking out Jupiter in Gary Carlisle's C-8 telescope