To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first park in the St. Charles County Park system, the Parks department through a big party at Quail Ridge Park on Sunday, July 25, 2010. ASEM was invited to provide an information table inside and an observing station outside. Parks personnel estimated there were 600 members of public throughout the 4 hour event and we estimate about 1/3 of them stopped by to look at the Sun through our solar telescopes (in between passing clouds, that is). Most had not heard of our activities, especially the Friday night open houses at Broemmelsiek Park but we provided them with an information sheet with a map. There were some repeat "customers" though.
A BIG thanks goes out to those who braved the heat to make this great presentation for the public: Amy and Ed White, Kirk and Carol Steinbruegge, Jim Twellman, Chuck Simms, John Sgouros, Marv Stewart, Larry Campbell, David Tung, Jim and Yvonne Roe. See images below for a flavor of the event.