Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Gloucester Area Astronomy Club

Last Saturday I took my daughter and her friend to a meeting of the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club in Halibut Point State Park. It was a outstanding night for star gazing--clear, reasonably low turbulence and a new moon. The folks there were very welcoming, spending a lot of time with us describing what they were observing and letting us take a look. I believe there were six telescopes set up, with an 18" Dobsonian mount being the largest. We saw Uranus and the Helix nebula.

We met Anne Deneen, and her husband Michael. Anne is the pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lanesville. She and Michael started the club here in Gloucester last year. If you have an opportunity, wander down on a Saturday night and see if you can find them--you never know who you will meet, or what you will get to see.

Oh, and thanks to Alan for introducing us to everyone and showing us the ropes.


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