HI Old Town Astro folks

I have a request from a JPL colleague for some help at a school star party event on Friday April 20 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Longfellow Elementary in Pasadena. I have another telescope event that night (Sidewalk Astronomy in Pasadena), and I can't be in two places at the same time.

He is looking for some enthusiasts who could either:

I have one volunteer from the JPL Astronomy Club who will help out.  He does a lot of school events.  I'll help out by creating some star chart handouts for the night, provide some NASA handout material, supply a human solar system activity. If you have the time or the inclination, send me a note, and I'll connect you with Sven, or provide the logistics.  I also asked my fellow JPL Astronomy Club members, but we JPLers often live far from work, making it hard to volunteer locally in Pasadena. If you haven't done a school star party before there is usually a flurry of setup, then it seems like in an hour the whole event is over and you take your equipment down and go home. Telescopes with a quick setup time usually are the easiest to use at a school.  Let me know if you're interested.  Jane

Jane Houston Jones
Senior Outreach Specialist, Cassini Program
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 230-205
Pasadena, CA  91109  818-393-6435
Cassini Saturn Observation Campaign