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ISAN 7  

Monschau, Germany – We have had nosy eyes from England, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany for ISAN 7

 

County Wicklow, Ireland  -On Friday March 7th our Astronomy Club took part in ISAN7. We were so lucky to share our lovely Moon in Bray. It was our contribution (a tad early) to International Sidewalk Astronomy Night. Jupiter and the Galilean moons lined up bringing smiles to young and old. St Cronans Stargazers had one perfect hour before clouds swallowed up the fun.

 

Erlanger Astrostammtisch - It was our 2nd sidewalk astronomy event in the city of Erlangen, we had clear skies and had hundreds of people looking throug our telescopes.

Es war das 2. Mal, dass wir uns in Erlangen auf dem Schlossplatz aufgebaut haben, es war bestes Wetter und hunderte Passanten haben durch unsere Teleskope geguckt.

 

Napperville, Illinois - The NAA had four 'scopes (including 2 dobs) and a set of tripod mounted binos set up on the Naperville Riverwalk in John's honor. The morning snow had melted but the temps were in the low 20s. Still, ~100 people enjoyed views on Jupiter, the moon, the Pleiades, the Orion Nebula and Almach. All in all, it was a great night!ore clouds swallowed up the fun

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Click on the button to add your pin to our ISAN 7 MAP. Let us know where you'll be on March 8th.

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Join us for ISAN 7 on March 8th.  ISAN was started to honor John Dobson and his goal of showing the people of this planet where they live.  By taking part this year, we all "accept his big inheritance - we all continue his work, going to the streets, showing to the people the wonders of our universe."

 

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We hope that amateurs everywhere will help celebrate the life and work of John Dobson by performing public observing sessions on March 8th. As amateur astronomers, John felt this was our task. He repeatedly said that "if the amateurs don't do it, who will? Professionals have other work to do, it's the amateurs that need to go to the people." He spent over 40 years going out every clear night to perform that task. May times, he would meet amateurs who would tell him of their public events and his reply would always be "good, that's what you're supposed to be doing!"

 

We hope that you'll get a scope and do some true "sidewalk" observing, but if that is difficult in your area we hope that you will hold some kind of public star party. Please feel free to use the images for ISAN 7 and translate them into whatever languages you need.