Events

SkyPi Remote Observatory and Nate’s Knights – Stars for Autism; May 9, 2014

The star party and raffle, Stars for Autism, was a huge success. We raised $1101 for autism research!!!  Over 50 people attended to observe the Moon, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter. We were extremely happy to see so many children.

The 11-inch Celestron C11 was set up in Tonto Observatory, a second 11-inch Celestron as well as WOFLT132 APO were set up in the yard. Everyone had a great time! The kids were so excited and asked tons of really great questions. I am not sure what they liked best; the observing or the great door prizes.

Jim Davis of Warner Enterprise was the lucky winner of the Celestron Nexstar SE and Jason Smalley won the children’s door prize. An Orion StarBlast 4.5 Reflector Telescope.

All prizes were donated by SkyPi Oline Observatory LLC.

Amy Hummel, Sr. Dir of Autism Speaks and Janet Pogue

Amy Hummel, Sr. Dir of Autism Speaks and Janet Pogue

Amy Hummel and Jim Davis

Amy Hummel and Jim Davis

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Jason, winner of the Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector, Jim, Amy and Janet

John Evelan, Jim Davis, Linda Mastrullo, Amy Hummel and Janet Pogue

John Evelan, Jim Davis, Linda Mastrullo, Amy Hummel and Janet Pogue

During the raffle

During the raffle

 

A winner!

A winner!

 

Raffle winner!

Raffle winner!

 

The raffle prize

The raffle prize

 

Childrens door prize

Childrens door prize

 

Imaging Workshop – Mount Lemmon, Arizona; May 1 -3, 2014

John attended the Image Processing Workshop taught by Adam Block at University of Arizona, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, weekend of May 2nd.  John is in the back row; 6th from the left.

15 astronomers from all over the U.S. attended. Along with learning techniques from using CCD Stack and Photoshop to processing deep sky images; the 32 inch Schulman telescope was dedicated to obtain the images processed. A great time was had by all!

May 2014 Imaging Workshop

May 2014 Imaging Workshop

Schulman 32-inch Telescope

Schulman 32-inch Telescope

 

NAPW -National Association of Professional Women; April 2014

The Mesa Chapter of NAPW had their monthly meeting at Tonto Observatory in Mesa, AZ.  Tonto is the sister observatory of SkyPi Remote Observatory.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is an exclusive network for professional women to interact, exchange ideas, educate, and empower.

NAPW Mesa Local Chapter Plynn Gutman, Patti Oskvarek, Joanne Gartner, Joan Sacramento, Janet Pogue and Brenda Hillyer

NAPW Mesa Local Chapter Plynn Gutman, Patti Oskvarek, Joanne Gartner, Joan Sacramento, Janet Pogue and Brenda Hillyer

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