Astronomy Day - 2000
Astronomy Day: April 8, 2000
Our best Astronomy Day ever! The club newsletter had articles about the events, including lectures, young astronomers' program, solar observing, robot demos, potluck, giveaways, and star party. These are the first pictures posted from the day's events. Not pictured, the ever-popular scale model solar system walk around the Park.
left to right: Paul Below sets up; Karla Guillaume adjusts scope; visitor views sunspots; another tries telescopes
left to right: Jessa Fasel in front of some of the perennials she planted; Helen Gardiner; Diane Colvin
Hospitality committee: Jessa and Helen
(left) Visitors ask questions in the dome; (right) Gena Ritchie, chief docent
Potluck Dinner in the Park, the volunteers relax
(left) left to right: Mac Gardiner, Frank Anderson, Sally (Center) left to right front table, Mac Gardiner, Gena Ritchie, John Rudolph, Sally, Cathy Koehler (right) John Rudolph and Sally
Mars Rover model and Robot Construction
The Mars Rover model was placed in a simulated Martian terrain. The camera mounted on the rover was aimed at a color panarama of Mars at the end of the box. The control room was situated so the operator used the transmitted images to operate the rover.
(left) The model rover ready to roll off of the "lander" (center) Young astronomers wait in line to operate the rover (right) Bill O'Neill supervises the rover operator in the control room.
Jim Vaughan demonstrating the robot constuction project for some visitors. The robot was voice activated and was constructed by young astronomers in the weeks preceeding Astronomy Day.
All Astronomy Day 2000 photos by Rik Shafer.