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Starfest 2015 - Massachusetts

Started by [email protected], 07/20/2015 05:34AM
Posted 07/20/2015 05:34AM Opening Post
[COLOR="Blue"][SIZE="Large"]Anna Maria College, Paxton Ma.
July 25

Keynote Speaker: Astronaut William Oefelein

Naval Aviator- Top Gun
Naval Test Pilot
Piloted Space Shuttle Mission STS 116 "Discovery"

STS-116 Discovery (December 9-22, 2006). The seven-member crew on this 12-day mission continued construction of the ISS outpost by adding the P5 spacer truss segment during the first of four spacewalks. The next two spacewalks rewired the station’s power system, preparing it to support the addition of European and Japanese science modules by future shuttle crews. The fourth spacewalk was added to allow the crew to coax and retract a stubborn solar panel to fold up accordion-style into its box. Discovery also delivered a new crew member and more than two tons of equipment and supplies to the station. Almost two tons of items no longer needed on the station returned to Earth with STS-116. Mission duration was 12 days, 20 hours and 45 minutes.

Astronaut visit sponsored by One Giant Leap

The society offers an annual open house of astronomy and space sciences. This event, "STARFEST" is a great family event to come see the stars! galaxies! nebula! and the planets! as we go on tour of our local universe.

This year STARFEST will offer...................

Guided Tours of the Night Sky

​Rocket launching,

Solar observing,

Meteorites from Space!

STEM Activities for the Kids!

Mission Updates from Pluto and beyond!

and much more.

Stop by for an evening with the stars!

The Aldrich Astronomical Society will be accepting donations to continue these and other out of this world outreach programs.
The Aldrich Astronomical Society is a fully recognized 501(C)3 non profit educational organization.
The society thanks all who attend and share their experiences with others

~ Charlie Stevenson

8" f/5.7 String Telescope - 1st Scope Build; 2nd Place Stellafane 2016 Optical Award for Newtonians 12.5" and Smaller
10" f/4.5 Newtonian (June 2015) mirror refigured by Optic Wave Labs P-V WaveFront 1/14.24, Strehl Ratio 0.993 (Aug '15)
Criterion RV-6 seems to be circa 1973 (June 2015) [For Sale]
Celestron C8-A XLT (January 2015) [For Sale]
Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ (Christmas 2014)
Aldrich Astronomical Society member since 2015