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Blackstar Canyon star party 04/22/06 By: Steve Short May 2, 2006 3:26PM PDT Views: 5993
I opened the gate at Blackstar Canyon at 7 PM but with the sky so overcast, most OCA members decided not to come. We did have several guests from the Nature Conservancy drive out and they brought a number of children. Chela Marin helped me entertain the guests and I gave them a presentation about how our solar system fits into the Universe and what we like to observe in our amatuer telescopes. The children had a number of cute questions about things like how far the sun is from Earth, etc. We then had clear enough skies to show them Saturn & the Orion Nebula...along with the winter hexagon of stars, etc.