Oktoberfest at St. Charles River Front Park - 24 September 2010

posted Sep 30, 2010, 8:54 AM by James Roe
Yvonne and Jim Roe set up the club shelter and Jim's ETX-125 on a busy sidewalk at the 2010 Oktoberfest event in St. Charles.  Jim put the telescope on Jupiter as it was rising over the Missouri River and Yvonne provided information to the crowds about our activities, especially the free open house events at Broemmelsiek Park.  Most had not heard of the astronomy site but all were happy at the view of Jupiter and are likely to join us on Friday nights in the future.  We really couldn't count the people but it was easily over 100 as the line never stopped until will packed up at 10:00 pm.

This is an excellent way to reach even more people and will work in the daytime with the solar telescopes.  If anyone knows of future events similar to this where we can participate, please contact Jim.