We had several successful events this month.
On the 2nd, Greg and Roy went to Lake Sacajawea to clean up the Solar System Walk and make sure it's in good shape (it is!). Friends of Galileo gave the Walk to the City of Longview in 2001.
We had our monthly meeting on the 17th. We had a great turnout, and two new members (welcome Ray and John!).
NASA Ambassador Les Hastings gave us an update on NASA missions, from local satellites to missions under development to the status of the Voyager spacecraft. It was fascinating!
FoG members also supported a motion to organize Longview's first-ever Solstice Solar System Walk at Lake Sacajawea. Much more information to follow - stay tuned, volunteers needed!
Then, on the 20th, FoG members joined astronomy enthusiasts across the US for National View the Moon Night. We gathered at our usual Sidewalk Astronomy location and had a great turnout. One family wanted help setting up a telescope they received as a gift (it works just fine now, thanks to Greg).
We also welcomed a few people who were a bit baffled by the unexpected group of telescopes as they drove by. We persuaded them to have a look at the moon and at Saturn's rings. They were delighted.
Viewing events will be limited now that we are in monsoon season, but do join us for our next monthly meeting in physics classroom D8 at Mark Morris High School on November 14, 7:00 PM.
Friends of Galileo
We are astronomy enthusiasts who love to learn and to share our wonder at the amazing sights right overhead.