EurAstro and the 100 Hours of Astronomy in Munich

Jean-Luc Dighaye




Part 1: EPO Skybar


The 100HA events organised by EurAstro and the EPO Astro Club Munich started with solar observations on the Skybar terrace on 02 April 2009 at 12:15. The Sun was nearly featureless. The day after, though, a solar prominence was seen.




The main activity took place on 02 April starting 17:15. A number of telescopes were set up across the Skybar terrace.




The Cosmic Diary crew was there! See their report
here.




Every child was given a Galileo Scope. They learned how to assemble it, use its accessories, and observe the Moon.







A small but capable reflector called the FirstScope was presented, and tested by the audience.




Observations included a scenic transit of the International Space Station in front of the Moon, Saturn and its satellites Titan and Rhea, the occultation of a star (SAO 79065) by the Moon, and a wide field view of the Pleiades.





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