Star Night, Camp Sylvan, for Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, June 11th, 2013

On Tuesday, June 11th, Dave McCarter was at Camp Sylvan as Astronomy support for the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority children’s program. The event was scheduled from around 7:45—10:45 p.m. There were 24 grade-8 students and 5 parents from Northbrae Public School (London, Ontario) plus the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority staff. Dave gave his slide presentation, “The Telescope: Instrument of Discovery.” and then tried observing with his 25.4cm Dobsonian telescope through thick clouds. The Moon “played peek-a-boo” with the clouds but Saturn was mostly visible and everyone was pleased with their first view of the ringed planet!

Bob Duff
Higher Education Liaison
RASC London Centre