Maryland Outdoor Club
Thu, Apr 5 2012 - Stargazing at the UM Observatory (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Amy K
Participants:Paul Shaklan, Mara, Amy K, Amy Pickwick, Christian Metzger, Jen A, Linda Hopkins, Kelly S, Mark Reynolds, Suzanne M., Ali Badii, Sandra Stabler, TANYA HUNT, Michele Worm, Dennis Lee, Betsey Gilbert, Tim Newton, Walter Au, Nils Olson, rose fisher, Patrick Haas, John Meagher, Thea Burgess, Anne Mannix, Lindsey Ripley, Mikki Laska, Barbara Ruzicka, Peter Mancillas, Rob Mitchell, Theresa Vorreyer, Amy Tang, Kristen Larson, Bryan, Anders Lofstrand

Write Up:
The evening began with a guest speaker who spoke about what limits the size of galaxies.  The speaker was very interesting and the information was well aimed at people who are not astronomy experts.

After the short half hour presentation, we were able to use the telescopes and observe the night sky.  We had telescopes trained on Venus, Jupiter, the moon, and Mars.  It was a nice, clear night for the most part and the observing was fun.  Everyone got a chance to see through each of the 3 scopes.

At the end of the night, a few of us headed over to Franklin's for a meal and some drinks.

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