Discovery Ridge Elementary - Solar Scope event 9/21/12

Post date: Sep 22, 2012 3:43:02 AM

We dodged a few clouds this morning, but managed to give views to every class

that came out, some more than others. Eddie Agha provided views from the Lunt

Ha scope. Amy White used the projection method with her dob, and I had a filter

on my 8" SCT.

The first group that came out at 9am was TWO classes, which was hurried. All

the rest (8 half-hour sessions total) were just one class. Those single classes got some "seconds" if the skies were mostly clear. Class sizes probably

averaged 25+, so for nine classes (and including teachers) we had 235 by my


Our program began at 9:00am and ended at 1:30pm. The school provided lunch food and water for us during the half-hour break at noon. We got a lot of 'thank-you's' to go along with the typical "wow's" and "cool!"'s.

Jim T.