Last Thursday, the public observing team hosted a successful event with the theme of black holes and galaxies. Andrea, Mariah and Erica provided a great set of arts & crafts and trivia facts for all those who attended; we brought out galaxy catalogues for our attendees to look through and draw inspiration from, and a word search all about black holes. I gave a short talk about how stars die and how black holes are born, and was blown away by the amazing questions all the kids asked. Special thanks to the local boy scout troop for adding to our incredible turnout! Our next event will be the Thursday evening of Halloween; we’ll be opening up the telescopes, weather permitting, and troubleshooting an episode of The Simpsons!
NSF AST-1151462 provides support for our public outreach program.