Observing

Astronomy is a very visual science and hobby, by watching the night sky Astronomers have been able to uncover many secrets of the universe. This holds true even today both professional and amateur astronomers alike still turn their gaze to the skies to learn more about the universe and admire it’s beauty.

Observing is one of the foundations of the hobby, The Thunder Bay Centre offers a monthly observing plus many impromptu opportunities to go observing with one or more of our members.

Observing Event Pictures

We had a successful public viewing session at Hillcrest Park that attracted and estimated 350-400 people.  I believe that there were 8 telescopes out.  Thanks to the volunteers – good job!  A few pictures from the event are below.  Thanks to Barney for taking them.

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November 4, 2011 Hillcrest Park

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November 4, 2011 Hillcrest Park

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November 4, 2011 Hillcrest Park

Solar Observing @ Quetico Park, Dave G, Ted B, and Kirby and Joy E

Solar Observing @ Quetico Park, August 2011, Dave G, Ted B, and Kirby and Joy E

Justin Jagger receives his Explore the Universe Certificate from Observing Chair Ed Essex

Justin Jagger receives his Explore the Universe Certificate from Observing Chair Ed Essex - May 2011

Ted Bronson receives his Isabella Williamson Lunar Observing Certificate from Observing Chair Ed Essex - May 2011

Ted Bronson receives his Isabella Williamson Lunar Observing Certificate from Observing Chair Ed Essex - May 2011

Doug Stewart receives his Finest NGC observers pin @ Sept '10 meeting
Doug Stewart receives his Finest NGC observers pin @ Sept ‘10 meeting
Hillcrest Park 19_Feb_2010
Feb ‘10 Observing @ Hillcrest Park  Photo by Glenn Stronks
Glenn Stronks Recieves Observers Certificate From Ted Bronson - Nov'09
Glenn Stronks Receives Observers Certificate From Ted Bronson – Nov’09