Scout Pack 436 Astronomy Outreach Event – November 30th, 2021
99 attendees (60 children and 39 adults) + our 8 volunteers
Set up at 5:30 pm – finished at 8:00 pm
WVAC Volunteers Present: Bob Randle, Bob and Carolyn Colvert, Larry Matney, Luke Edens, Carolyn Hoolhorst, and John and Deb Hiatt
Event description: The Club hosted a star party for Scout Pack 436 (ages from Kindergarten to 5th grade) from6:30 to 7:30 pm . It was dark and it was a little hard to count participation, the count of 99 was conservative.
The Scouts seemed very enthusiastic and enjoyed the experience, and so did their parents! For many it was their first look through a telescope. Primary objects were Venus, Saturn and Jupiter, plus a few dark sky objects via Bob Colvert’s digital camera setup.
Volunteer activity: drive to the site and set up telescopes and associated equipment at the Arizona Model Railroading Society. The site was located on the Society’s property at 23280 N 43rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85310. Light pollution, noise and dust were a problem at this site. However, that did not detract from the Scouts’ enjoyment of the event.