[AZ-Observing] Re: Quotes from public viewing sessions

  • From: "Tony Muller"<acmuller1@xxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 14:12:56 -0700

One deep sky observing night years ago I put the Horsehead Nebula in the  
field of view of my scope. My two children then aged about 11 and 6 were  
able to describe the view with amazing detail. I couldn't see it at all. Now  
aged 24 and 19 I wonder how they'd do.
I'm certain the gentleman you described saw a whole lot more the first time  
also and probably naked eye.

Tony
 

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From: AJ Crayon <acrayon@xxxxxxx>
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Cc: stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, May 16, 2013 19:13:16 GMT+00:00
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Quotes from public viewing sessions

One night during a public viewing of Comet Halley, from the Pinal County 
fair grounds, I was busy speaking with the last person to view through my 
scope and I didn't notice the next person to step up and start looking. 
While I continued to discuss the comet for a while, the gentleman that was 
looking through the scope interrupts us and says, "It's not as good as last 
time" and walks off before I could talk to him.  Felt like I really missed 
an opportunity to learn something from long ago.  I did note he had a 
walking cane.


AJ Crayon
Phoenix, AZ
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From: <beevo1@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:51 AM
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Quotes from public viewing sessions


At a star party I did for the kids at Erie Elementary about 8 years ago.  We  

were observing Saturn and the night was perfect, the Cassini division was 
prominent and the grouping of the moons was something that made the veiw 
special as well.  One of the most memorable views of this object I can 
remember.

4th grader steps up on the stool and glues his eye to the telescope....

"F***ing Kewl"!!

His mom standing behind him cuffs him sharply on the back of the head and 
apologises for the outburst.  (BTW, I did not report her to CPS for child 
abuse)

She steps up to the eyepiece and a few seconds later comments    "You're 
right"!

ROFLMAO

Beevo
K7BVO


---- stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

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Howdy all;

I saw the post about the public viewing session coming up and thought
it could be fun coming up with some of our favorite quote from people
looking through our scopes.

I remember showing a gentleman the Moon in my Nexstar 11.  He spent
some time at the eyepiece and then turned to me in ernest and said "it
is in great need of repair".

Clear skies;
Steve Coe
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