Saturday, September 19, 2015

• Astronomy Night 2015

A perfect late Summer night to hang out in the park, after sundown and enjoy a balmy breeze.

Tomorrow's Eagle Scouts making change.
The evening started with some pizza dispensed by Boy Scout Troop 332, and then a very well thought out presentation by John Garrett, Wildomar's Astronomer in Chief.
John Garret pointing to the screen and an illustration of the constellation Cygnus.

A lot of families came out and enjoyed the presentation and getting a chance to look through the telescopes.
Here you see City Manager Gary Nordquist and Mayor Pro-Tem Bridgette Moore awarding a telescope to one of  6 winners.

A special thanks to the Temecula Valley Astronomers as they set up several telescopes and invited the public to view the moon up close, Saturn and its rings, and Albireo.
Visit their facebook page.

Just a thought

It was a good turnout and the lines to look through the telescopes were always several minutes long (some longer). Still, what I'd like to see is for the various community leaders (in addition to the usual people) take more of an active roll and invite people from their groups to city events.

The teachers from the various schools, the leaders of organizations like Elks Lodge, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, local sports leagues, religious leaders/churches, and other clubs. It's not as if the whole city should show up, but even if a percent or two did that would make it all the more worthwhile to all those involved.

Next week is the last movie in the park at Marna O'Brien Park for 2015 The Croods). Let's get out there and see if we can't get our largest crowd to date. Spread the word and be there.

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Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. 
― Stephen Hawking

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reporting on the event. Also, I like your mission statement of counseling those on the one step ahead....


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