Lewis & Clark Elementary - Camp Derricotte - October 11, 2016

posted Oct 12, 2016, 8:28 AM by Jim Twellman
Approximately 120 kids, counselors, and teachers looked thru both my 16" dob and the 8" SCT at the Moon, Saturn, and globular star cluster M13 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.  The sky quality was decent, but gauzy thin clouds occasionally made deep-sky objects look soft.  I heard a lot of "wow"s and "thank-you"s.  The leaders did a nice job of cycling and overseeing the kids.  Quite a large number seemed to want a "long drink" but time was short.  At this age, most should be able to see thru a telescope well, but I think the glare from the moon slowed down a number of kiddos last night when trying to first see.  Many references to FNOH and the 2017 Solar Eclipse were given.

Jim Twellman