We are not backyard astronomers. We do it in the front so everyone can see.
I retired after thirty-three years of public service and turned my attention to astronomy. I have been involved in the hobby for twenty years now and have enjoyed some amazing views in our heavens. My passion now is to share that feeling of wonder and intrigue with others. I do that with my sidewalk astronomy and my outreach projects. I hope I can touch someone else’s soul with the sense of awe and reverence as they behold the breathtaking beauty of the universe before their eyes.
Good news for Charlottetown star gazers. I delivered a six-inch Dobsonian telescope to the Robertson Library at UPEI this morning.
They now have all the components (easy-carry telescope bag, books, lens pen, etc.) necessary to start their library telescope loaner program.
I am hoping we will see the announcement of the program in the next week or two. The telescope will be available for students and the public at large. Contact the library at (902) 566-0583 for more information.
This makes another option for budding astronomers in our area. With the Charlottetown Public library having two telescopes, and the libraries in Stratford and Cornwall each having one this makes four available locally. In addition , the Montague Rotary Library also has a telescope available for public use.
Check back for another announcement shortly about another telescope loaner option.
Occasionally I will come across a web site that particularly impresses me. Most astronomy web sites are a compilation of different aricles on telescopes and astrophotography gear, data for observing […]
Tonight at Victoria Park under clear skies we drew ticket number 047 for the eight-inch SkyWatcher Dobsonian telescope in our “Big Dob” raffle. Congratulations to Chris Plomp on winning the telescope tonight. […]
We will be conducting the draw for the 2016 Library Telescope Loaner project at 7PM this evening, 8 November, 2016 at our observing location in Victoria Park.
One lucky winner will take away this eight-inch SkyWatcher Dobsonian telescope.