The HAA were out once again in our community, bringing the fun and excitement of astronomy to the public. This time we were at the Niagara Gateway Tourism Centre in Grimsby on Sat May 18.
Tony and his 11" Celestron waiting and hoping for a break in the clouds
Despite the clouds, visitors were having fun.
We had more than a dozen members attend with a wide variety of scopes. Since the Centre hosts a Tim Hortons and several other restaurants, there was a steady stream of people coming by to see what's "Up". Sadly all we saw were the "cloud nebulas".
On very rare occasions, the Moon would tease and peak briefly from behind the clouds. We didn't have any significant clearing to allow us glimpses of Jupiter, Saturn or even sustained views of the Moon. Disappointing from that perspective.
Joe helping out a new astronomer
However, many of the people who stopped by were fascinated with the gear and asked lots of questions. A couple of people even brought scopes they were having troubles with and we were able to lend a hand. So it was a successful event from that point of view.
Thanks also go to everyone who brought donations of food for the local food banks.
Our next event will be Sat Jul 13 at TB McQuesten Park - hope to see you there and keep looking up.