As most of you know we were contacted from the NASA Night Sky Network, to see if we could help out Rocky Mountain PBS with a Star Party a the Historic Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado. We were able to set up three telescopes for the guest to view through after the presentation in the auditorium. We had our biggest turn out for a star party so far. We had about 350 plus guest show up to look through our telescopes. One of the defining moments of how many guest where there, was when I heard Neal from atop of his 8 foot ladder next to his 30 inch dob towering over the sea of people saying “Wes get out the oars” Wow what a night. Pam from Rocky Mountain PBS made sure we had VIP parking and VIP Tickets for the show in the auditorium.
It turned out to be vary warm it was about 70 degrees that night.
About 10pm the crowd finally died down. The wind starting blowing pretty bad, so about 11pm we called it quits.
I have put some photos up in the Gallery under Star Parties.
This is a great park to visit if you every get a chance.
Thanks to everyone that was able to make it out.
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