Monday, 5 January 2009

moore new years day party

We had about fifteen come out an look at the sun in my 4" DOB with a white light filter. Not much to see. Talked about haow large a sunspot would be before we could see it and what they really are. We then looked at the moon. Most were suprised to be able to see in the daylight. I used a basketball and a tennis ball to show how the moon "Phases" and why we could see it in the daylight. Most were interested and stuck around while I answered questions. We even discussed how planets are being discovered around stars other than ours.

Fred Gassert, President
Kansas Astronomical Observers

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