MAS
at
Farnsworth Elementary
Sept 30th, 2003

Minnesota Astronomical Society joined with Como Planetarium at the Farnworth Mars night with about 200+ K-6 kids and their families.

Denny Brinkman, of the Como planetarium, gave a Mars overview presentation.

After snacks including Mars Red candy apples the audience went outside to a cool and clear night of viewing of the crecent Moon and Mars thru 4 different telescopes staffed by MAS outreach staffers, Ben Huset, Scott Hash and Tammy Welford with some help from Farnsworth's Sherry Brooks.

The night was capped with an appearance by the International Space Station.

My thanks to Jill Wall who set this event up and all who who were there.

--Ben

Images shot on Tues Sept 30th, 2003.
Shot with a Sony DCR-TVR350

(Click on any thumbnail to see a larger 640x480 JPEG image)

Farnsworth Elementary

Farnsworth Sign

MAS outreach staffer Scott Hash sets up scopes

School crowd

Dennis Brinkman with Lowell Slide

Dennis Brinkman from the Como Planetarium says a few words about Mars.

Principal Dr. Troy Vincent says a few words

Red Candy apples

Mars viewer

School crowd

Jill Wall, Aerospace Coordinator

MAS outreach staffer Tammy Welford prepares for a cool evening of observing

Mars viewer

Lunar viewer

Mars viewer

Telescope queues

Telescope queues

Ben Huset

Photos by Ben Huset

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