Report: Day 2 of 30 - Sidewalk Astronomy @ Forum and Indiranagar

By admin; Published 05 Oct 2009

Cloudy skies ! but no one can stop the passion of BAS volunteers to conduct a sidewalk astronomy night, we expected the weather to be far better than yesterday. Even though it was not good, it was far better than yesterday and more 60 people watched Jupiter and its moon, rest had to settle seeing Earth's Moon.

Response was excellent and we had lots of people willing to join BAS and get into regular astronomy, we had a few guest lecture requests for schools, a few people were interested to even know how we formed and what motivated to do all this stuff as NPO.

Many appreciated the effort of BAS and its volunteers too.

Over all BAS volunteer response to today's event, "it was worth all the effort we had put on today's sidewalk astronomy night."

Volunteers during today's sidewalk : Naveen Nanjundappa, Vivek Y, Achyut, Viswakeerthy, Alex, Ravi Babu and Shwetha Sharma.

Telescopes used : 6 inch dob. 8 inch equ.

Public headcount : over 300 people

Time : 7:00 PM - 9:40 PM.

Volunteer Ashwin SD independently held sidewalk astronomy at Indiranagar area, reports shall be posted tomorrow.

Day three- Place : JP Nagar, Bangalore. @ 6:00 Pm.

Volunteer Vivek's Contact number: 9916435530

Day three- Place : Hebbal Kempapura, Coffee Board Layout Ground, Bangalore. @ 6:00 Pm.

Volunteer Naveen's Contact number: 9980505003