Apr 24, 2010
by Luca Vanzella Edmonton Centre
After a record-breaking, week-long heat wave, cool and cloudy conditions arrived just in time for Astronomy Day 2010 in Edmonton. Despite this, the RASC Edmonton Centre celebrated astronomy at the TELUS World of Science (TWOSE) from 1:00 PM to about 9:30 PM.
In the afternoon, the RASC booth was front and centre inside the TWOSE lobby and hosted displays about the RASC Edmonton Centre and Light Pollution. The booth was also the hub for the Telescope Clinic in which visitors could have a look at and try out several examples of starter telescopes or try their hand at assembling a refractor telescope. Several people took advantage of RASC member expertise at the Clinic and obtained help in using their own telescope. Perhaps 50 people visited the RASC booth.