Sidewalk Astronomy Apr 3-4, 2009

As part of International Sidewalk Astronomy Night (ISAN), the RASC hosted sidewalk astronomy throughout the Edmonton area.

  • Gazebo Park in Old Strathcona
  • The Promenade overlooking Victoria Golf Course
  • The concourse behind St. Albert Place in St. Albert

The weather cooperated both days and about 500 people had the opportunity to look through RASC Edmonton member and guest telescopes.

This was the setup for ISAN at Gazebo Park in Old Strathcona on Saturday April 4, 2009. Over two evenings, April 3-4, over 300 people were treated to spectacular views of the Moon and Saturn. Photo credit: Kathryn Vanzella.

Here’s the ISAN scene at the Concourse behind St. Albert Place in St. Albert on Saturday April 4, 2009. The St. Albert crew was swamped for the duration of the two sidewalk astronomy sessions April 3-4, a cotsant hum of activity and a very interested crowd totaling about 100 people. Photo credit: Murray Paulson.

A couple of young women were encouraged to take a souvenir shot of the moon with their cellphone camera through a 5″ refractor. It works great and they had fun! Photo credit: Murray Paulson.

A nice letter to the editor of the St. Albert Gazette, on Apr 15, from an appreciative attender of ISAN in St. Albert. Thanks for taking the time to write.