Summer activities for Starsplitter club members and workshop participants are starting up. People who live in the area and would like to join us are welcome.
I will be teaching a workshop again for people who would like to learn how to use a manual telescope. These activities are scheduled around new moon, and we often decide to meet last minute based on the weather forecast; we stay in touch with each other through a Google groups email loop. If you are interested, let me know—you need a state park sticker and a book…but the one I want to order is currently out of stock, so stay tuned. You can bring your own telescope or binoculars or use one of ours.
This year our club members are participating in our workshop activities; they can help people learn the night sky and handle the scopes, and they will share their own activities which may include the use of the computerized scopes and astrophotography.
Since not all workshop participants are able to attend every evening, we usually have no problems with too many people, but we may need to put a cap on the number planning to participate in the workshop, so let me know if you’d like to participate.
You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to be included in the email loop, send me your name(s), email address, and a bit about your astronomy interest. Hope to see you there! Jean
The Starsplitters of Wyalusing is a non-profit group of amateur astronomers who have partnered with schools, educators, interested citizens and benefactors to bring the fascinating science and wonders of astronomy to everyone.
We are based at the Lawrence L. Huser Astronomy Center which is located within Wyalusing State Park in southwestern Wisconsin.
Our dedicated group is committed to providing regular free public astronomy programs, arranged school viewings, and real telescope viewing experiences for anyone interested in the wonders of our universe.
Robert Frost, in his poem "The Star Splitter," extolled the value of having a telescope "in every town."
We agree wholeheartedly, and we are committed to making our telescopes--and our knowledge--available to everyone who has "looked up" and wondered about all those stars.