Apollo 11 Mission
The Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory is offering a free public open house/star night. The goal of EVAS is to promote amateur astronomy and education in the Estes valley.
No speaker for this month’s EVAS meeting but I thought it would be a great time to celebrate this year’s 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with a video of the Apollo 11 Mission. The observatory has a 4 DVD set entitled “When We Left Earth”. They were produced by the Discovery Channel in collaboration with NASA. I’ve watched a couple of them and they are truly exceptional. Also, Scott Wilseck said he has a “Star of the Month”. In addition, if the weather cooperates we can go upstairs in the dome and do some star gazing.
The observatory is just north of the high school at 1600 Manford Ave. Park in the teacher’s parking lot adjacent to the observatory. The doors will open at 7:00pm and the meeting will start at 7:30pm. The presentation, including a question and answer period, lasts about an hour. After the presentation, weather permitting, we will look through the new 16 inch dome telescope at various celestial objects.
If you have any questions, please check the EPMO web site at: www.AngelsAbove.org . The lecture is free to the public and no reservations necessary. Just come and join the party and be ready to ask questions! For more information, please call the observatory at 970-586-5668