Beginners make great volunteers for these events because ALL of these events occur before it’s fully dark. So the only objects that we’ll be viewing are the Sun, Moon, Jupiter. We’ll arm you with some fun facts to share with the public and you will come away feeling like an expert.
This year we have a number of exceptional opportunities for you to share your love of astronomy with the next member of our club, or perhaps the next Hawking or Einstein!
All we need at least 3 volunteers to help man the telescopes. All we ask is that you come out and help at one event. If everybody in the club were to do this, we would be able to meet all these commitments easily!
For the transit of Mercury, we may have a donation jar and ask for visitors to help support our cause.
Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) Events are a nice merging of all things natural on earth and in the heavens. It’s a beautiful synergy! The guests at these events have paid to be wined, dined, and entertained and we are part of the entertainment.
The Westfield Victorian Star Party is where we get to bring out the priceless antique telescopes (circa Victorian era) owned by our club. It takes place at the Westfield Pioneer Village – how cool is that?!
Public Outreach Events : May – Sept 2016
Saturday, May 7; 7 to 9 p.m. – RBG Magnolias by Moonlight
Monday, May 9 – Transit of Mercury – Ed Mizzi is hosting this. Times and Location TBA
Friday May 13; 7:00-10:00 PM – Westfield Star Party, Westfield Pioneer Village
Thursday, May 19, 6:00-10:00 RBG – LUNA Event
Saturday, May 28; 7:30 to 9:30 RBG – Moonlight and Lilacs
Saturday June 11; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. RBG – Iris in the Moonlight
Saturday, July 9; 8 to 10 p.m. RBG – Moonlit Roses
Contact Gary B today and donate your time to help our club and our hobby today!