Star Parties

Sheila Crosby setting up a telescope at Puerto Naos,
Setting up the telescope




Last night there were star parties all over La Palma to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Starlight Declaration, and each municipality turned off the streetlights near the star party from 10 pm to 11 pm. I took my new telescope to Puerto Naos and showed people Jupiter and its big moons, how to find the Pole Star, and which constellation is Orion.

When the lights came back on at 11 pm, everyone went, “Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!” which I took as a compliment.

Looking at Jupiter and its big moons, Puerto ÇNaos, Los Llanos de Aridane
Looking at Jupiter and its big moons

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