Monday, August 18, 2014

GREAT Crowd Last Night

Hey Space Placers!

We had a capacity crowd at Big Meadows Lodge at Shenandoah National Park to learn about the James Webb Space Telescope.

Families with kids, couples and attendees from international venues enjoyed learning about the space telescope successor to Hubble.

It was cloudy at the Park last night but what really struck me was how QUIET it was. There were lots of people staying in the campsites and the lodge where we were but the quiet was surreal. It made me realize how precious a commodity silence is in modern times.

We saw license plates from FL, VA, PA, NJ, NY, MN, CA and MD. People were riding bikes - one gent from the Netherlands was taking on the fluctuating terrain of Skyline Drive - to families riding together.

The campgrounds are a mixture of tent and RV separate sites. It was neat to see people and their campsite set ups. Nothing beats the smell of a campfire in the wilderness air.

It was cloudy so we could not have our star party that follows my talk and it was cloudy this morning so Jupiter-Venus were out. But all in all it was another great session in our "Let's Talk About Space at Shenandoah National Park.

If you haven't visited one of the Nation's National Parks in awhile, you owe it to yourself to do so.

Here's one pic I did get of Deer 084:

SKy Guy in VA

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