Sunday, April 5, 2009
Last night, KLRN and the San Antonio Astronomical Association (SAAA) teamed up for a “Sky Party” at McAllister Park. While a few wispy clouds hung around, they were no match for the high-powered telescopes set up by the members of the SAAA. Ellen and I (along with three invaluable volunteers) set up a KLRN table and provided Moon Pies, water and juice for the crowd of all ages. We also took the opportunity to promote the show, “400 Years of the Telescope,” which airs Friday, April 10 at 10 PM.
Highlights of the viewing included seeing detailed craters on the moon, Saturn and its moon and Orion. Of particular interest was the relatively fast flyover of the International Space Station.
A huge thanks to the San Antonio Astronomical Society for the guided tour of the night sky. Weather permitting; they are out at McAllister every Wednesday night.