Green Lake Public Star Party

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Open to Public

Type: Star Party

Keywords: Green Lake Star Party Outreach

Held on: Jun 07, 2014 (Sat) at 09:00 PM to Jun 07, 2014 (Sat) at 11:00 PM

Sunset Times:

  • Official at 09:04 PM
  • Civil at 09:44 PM
  • Nautical at 10:39 PM
  • Astronomical at 12:02 AM

Location: 47.680880, -122.341411

Event Coordinator: Mary Anderson

The SAS holds public outreach events once a month at Green Lake, south of the Bathhouse Theater. Come join us and enjoy the stars!

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Latitude 47.68088, Longitude -122.341411

Notes

After eight months of canceled star parties due to inclement weather, this star party was like a celebration of the return of summer and clear skies to Seattle.  The variety of six telescopes featured diverse sizes and types, including a 4" refractor, a 6" Newtonian with Dob mount,  a 12" SCT, and more.   The large crowd of 100 - 150 participants moved excitedly from one telescope to the other, comparing the views offered by different telescopes.  It was difficult to count the exact number of participants because new people were constantly arriving, moving from one telescope to another, and leaving at different times.  It was a magical evening of observing which lasted about three and a half hours.  Telescopes were reluctantly packed away at about 12:30 a.m.

Summary

Number of Supporters: 6

Number of Attendees: 150

Number of Telescopes: 6

Duration (hours): 3.5

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