The Astronomical Society of New Haven’s 20th annual Star Party is in the record books as a resounding success!
Held this weekend at the June Norcross Boy Scout Camp in Ashford, Connecticut more than 150 star lovers from across New England parcticipated in lectures, exhibits, “build a planetarium ” class, and astronomical observing.
Every year there is some sort of astro observing surprise that happens during the three day star party. This year was no exception. Keen observers got a great view of the daytime cresent moon, and situated very close, the planet Venus. Both were wonderful naked eye objects, but even better through telescopes. Below are photos of both.
Here are several more photos taken throughout the weekend.
Our featured speakers, David Levy (discoverer of 22 comets), and Carolyn Shoemaker (discoverer of 32 comets and over 800 asteroids) have a light moment together before speaking at CSP 20.
One of the telescopes in the early morning light, and colorful clouds.
To see many more photos of CSP 20 follow this link that leads you to the ASNH web site at http://www.asnh.org/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=266
You will be glad you did!
Clear fall skies to all!