Greetings fellow astrophiles!
If you’ve not had the pleasure of hearing John McMahon lecture on the topic of astronomy, the Tully Free Library (google map HERE) is providing us all an opportunity to do so during daylight hours. Many attendees to Darling Hill Observatory Public Viewing sessions may recognize his voice (but not the contents of his dark outline) from his always fascinating tours of the Constellations and their mythological origins (and it’s likely that his Classics students at Le Moyne are equally well-versed in the reverse).
One of DHO’s great exponents of small aperture observing (“small scopes” for the uninitiated. He can setup and tear down twice in the time it takes most of us to get our Dobsonian bases out of our cars), John will be leaving all the gear at home to focus on touring the Night Sky with only the 1×6-7 mm binoculars we all carry around below our frontal lobes.
LOOKING UP AT TULLY’S NIGHT SKIES
Join John McMahon as he talks about constellations and stars and introduces folks in the area to what they can experience after the sun goes down. Learn tips and tricks for observing the sky at night with the unaided eye and how to identify what can readily be seen after sunset. All ages welcome.
From The Tully News, September 2011 (Volume 13, Number 8)