4/11/15 Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Star Party

Orion and Venus at Florissant

Orion and Venus at Florissant

Saturday night ended up being a clear night at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Star Party.  CSAS Volunteers included Jim Uram, David Warner, Hal Bidlack, Michael Connally, and of course Leo Sacks wowed the 30 or so visitors to the park that evening.  They first enjoyed an informative talk by Leo and then moved outdoors where the sky had cleared up and the queuing at the scopes began.

Orion was viewed of course, along with Jupiter and Venus, star clusters, constellations and much more.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered and those who attended.

Your next chance to see the dark skies at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is April 22nd at 8pm.  To volunteer to represent CSAS, please check out the forum or calendar post for this date.  For more information from the National Park website, see:  http://www.nps.gov/flfo/learn/news/night-sky-programs-in-april-2015.htm

Below are some pictures I took from the event, sorry for the quality, but hopefully it helps show our volunteers and the quality of the night sky at Florissant.  To see the picture larger, just click on it.

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CSAS Volunteers operate the telescopes at the Florissant Star Party

Jim Uram

Jim Uram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hal Bidlack

Hal Bidlack

Michael Connally

Michael Connally

Dave Warner

Dave Warner

Leo Sacks

Leo Sacks