Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sputnik 50 years old

Helped at the Sputnik Star Party at the Ontario Science Centre in conjunction with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Toronto Centre.

Interviewed by CTV and two local newspapers.

The skies were crappy. We saw Jupiter for about 15 or 20 minutes. Tried to target Vega to then hop to the Double-Double. No luck... Fog and low clouds blocked the ISS and Iridium flyovers. Still, we had fun.

I turned the telescope to the corner office of a nearby building... Not much else to do.

Said hi to Sara as she blitzed through...

Finally met Randy Attwood of the Mississauga Centre.

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