Paper Plate Education
"Serving the Universe on a Paper
for many more images of AstroCamp 2009 at
Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers, Michigan.
AstroCampers observed or celebrated astronomy highlights that
were in the news concurrent with AstroCamp 2009:
40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing;
Rare, new impact site visible on Jupiter;
2009 International Year of Astronomy;
Space Shuttle Endeavour docked to International Space
Station, with a total of 13 crew members;
Total solar eclipse over China.
http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20090728/NEWS01/907280366"Student stargazers abound at Camp Eberhart; Camp teaches children
about astronomy." Story by Tribune Correspondent DL Perrin appears in
the July 28, 2009, issue of the South Bend Tribune.
The AstroCamp 2009 staff and resident astronomer Darren Drake
were joined by guest visitors:
Patrick Stonehouse, discoverer of the comet bearing his name,
from Wolverine, MI
Ruth Craft, director of the planetarium at Kennedy School in
South Bend, IN
Dan Joyce, master telescope maker and observer, from
Patrick, Davey, Darren, Tom, Lou, Steve, Linda, Chuck,
Marcella, Debra. Not shown: Ruth, Dan.
See AstroCamp 2009--"Shoulders of Giants" at
or click below.
at Camp Eberhart, Three Rivers, Michigan SQM
Readings from Dave's House
Latitude 41.9297 N, Longitude 85.7499 W
July 24, 2009
Clear Sky, No Moon
Meter Reading in "squims"
2:45 a.m.** July 20
*"Squims" are magnitudes per square arc-second
**Milky Way is high overhead, contributing light
See images from other AstroCamp stargazing adventures linked
Astrocamp Home Page.