Medill School of Journalism Article Apr 6, 2010 20:28:34 GMT -6
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Apr 6, 2010 20:28:34 GMT -6
A very nice article from the Medill School of Journalism on the Chicago Astronomer
06 April 2010
06 April 2010
I was contacted by a student from the Medill School of Journalism in Chicago recently, as he was doing a a piece on Urban/Chicago astronomy. I invited him to join us on our Full Moon Rise session last month, as we would be setting up scopes to enjoy the monthly treat.
I met Spencer by the Adler Planetarium's south lawn where we were set up and showed him around the scopes and had a running dialog with him. A very nice man and we had a good time talking. He's invited anytime in joining us for our sessions.
Also with great input were Fellow Chicago Astronomers, Steve Dombeck, Linda Saucedo and Paulie Christman.
Chicago Astronomers bring stars close to home
BY SPENCER RINKUS
APRIL 06, 2010
A dedicated collective of amateur astronomers loaded up their telescopes, gathered on the south lawn of the Adler Planetarium and waited for the clock to strike 8:27 p.m., when the full moon would rise over the waters of Lake Michigan and their observation session could begin.
The group, aptly called the Chicago Astronomers, gather monthly or for any celestial excitement such as a meteor shower.
Some are ambassadors to NASA, others political consultants, some work in retail during the day. But each are dedicated to bringing a greater knowledge of the cosmos to the people of Chicago. And families, interested stargazers and the occasional runner soon joined them for their recent viewing party.
“We get together, informally, with our telescopes, and share it with the public,” said Joseph Guzmán, administrator and founder of the Chicago Astronomers,“We just enjoy having a look at the night sky.
Full Story can be found here:
Urban Astronomy is alive and well in Chicago