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Yesterday we tallied 510 visitors to our booth and the solar scopes at Sea Cavalcade 2016. Scott, Mike, Sam Casoria, Charles, and David worked the booth and telescopes. Guest appearances included Errol Lipschitz, James MacWilliam, and Neil Sandy.
The list of giveaway items distributed is as follows;
Moon Gazer’s Guide : 73
Star Finders : 116
Getting Started in Astronomy guide : 17
Journal of the RASC edition on light abatement : 16
We will be setting up our information booth at Gibsons Sea Cavalcade 2016 on Sunday, 24 July, at 9 AM and will be there until 4 PM. We’ll have our solar scopes set up to view sunspots and solar flares. Any members who’d like to drop by and assist would be very welcome.
Mike, Scott, Neil, and Charles manned the booth for the 2015 Gibsons Sea Cavalcade event. As last year we set up the booth by Winegarden Park. Unlike last year, the day started with rain. Our first visitors to the booth were a flock of geese who then waddled across to the Sally Ann pancake breakfast. However the weather improved and by the afternoon the solar scopes were in use. By the end of the day we’d had 239 visitors at our booth.
Our Sunshine Coast Centre will be setting up an information booth at the Gibson’s Sea Cavalcade on Sunday, 26 July this year. Our RASC Centre will be there near the bus stop in Winegarden Park from 10 AM until 4 PM with our solar scopes to view sunspots and solar flares and an information booth. We hope to see you there!
Mike, Scott, and I set up and manned our RASC booth at Gibsons Sea Cavalcade today. We had the solar telescopes functioning by 9 AM in Winegarden Park and had 100 people view solar flares and sun spots before the Cavalcade officially opened at 10. The sky remained cloudless and the sun obliged with multiple flares and sunspots. By closing time at 4 PM a total of 465 people viewed the sun through our scopes. Thanks to Errol for dropping by and assisting and for James and Stephen for dropping by to visit. Check out the photos for this event here.
Gibson’s Sea Cavalcade occurs 26 – 27 July this year. Our RASC Centre will be there near the bus stop in Winegarden Park from 10 AM until 4 PM with our solar scopes to view sunspots and solar flares and an information booth. We hope to see you there!
This is the first time we’ve attended this event and we hope to make it a regular addition to our schedule in the future.