Two different Waterdown Cub troops joined together for a fun night of astronomy with members of the HAA. After a creating a human solar system and enjoying the opportunity to look at some meteorites up close, we all adjourned to the parking lot of Guy Brown School for some viewing under clear skies. Jim brought his big Schmidt-Cassegrain, Ann had her fine dob, Andrew also had his large dob, Joe had his 5" Mak, Wayne his large binoculars and I had my small but mighty refractor. Michael ushered the troops to the various instruments, where they enjoyed views of Jupiter, M13 and Alberio. Most of the cubs correctly identified the yellow and blue colours of this lovely binary, and Jupiter showed fine detail on this particularly steady night, with some of the cubs even noting detail within the north equatorial belt.
All of the boys and girls were very keen to look through the scopes, and cub Jonathon was an enthusiastic assistant and helped set up and tear down the instuments.
Well over 30 cubs and many more leaders and parents enjoyed the evening, and so did the seven members of the HAA in attendance. Thanks to all for the great night!
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