Post by Mark McLaughlin on Jul 13, 2018 12:36:12 GMT -8
It seems the City is having issues with vandalism at its parks recently. More so lately. With this in mind, the security company in charge of McDonald Park is aggressively asking people to leave when the gate closes. We ask that all club members be parked inside or near our site. Members of the general public can park inside the main gate, BUT remember those inside will be trapped inside the park till we decide to leave near dawn. No, we won't unlock the gate for you when we are in the middle of a run! It is BEST for the public to park outside the Main gate and walk in. The City has fixed all the potholes toward our pad so it will only take a few minutes to walk in. Setup time is always before dusk (we need to see what we are doing!) Looks like that's around 10 PM.
I am bringing "the Russian Scope" a beauty of a refactor donated by Carol De Boeck, to setup, so lookout you other scopes!
Post by Mark McLaughlin on Jul 15, 2018 21:48:18 GMT -8
Thanks to those who came out for our observing session. Some of the highlights were Jupiter and Saturn viewed in the Russian scope we named Peter the Great. We plan on doing an event in August during the Perseid meteor shower,weather permitting... Stay tuned!! MMc