Public Astronomy Night with the Analemma Society

Submitted by John on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:41

I went to my first public night with the Analemma Society on Dec 9th at Turner Farm park in Great Falls. It was an amazing experience. A friend and I went thinking it would just be a typical astronomy meetup, in a field, with a few enthusiasts and their scopes (since this was our first meetup, we had no idea, but this seemed like a reasonable expectation). In reality, the Analemma society had just opened their roll-top observatory, with three permanently mounted telescopes, all open to the public. 

Not as many people attended as I thought would have, but at below freezing, the night was very cold. The observatory is open every Friday, weather and holidays permitting, and you can be certain that I'll be back again. I'll be sure to take pictures next time. I have a feeling that this new local attraction will become quite popular.