On Saturday night over a period of less than two hours, 171 people looked into the eyepiece of my project’s telescope and marveled at the rings of Saturn. Flagstaff is a pretty serious astronomy town and my first customer of the night was an engineer at Lowell Observatory. I totally didn’t expect my first question to be about the recent supernova in M51!
The night was fast-paced and I had awesome handouts from NASA’s x-ray observatory to distribute. A reporter from the local daily came out to cover the event, and Ayo was a huge help in carrying equipment and hawking free views of Saturn.
So far Astronomy On The Road is up to 266 views in two weeks. Not bad!
posted by yair