Moon Gazing returns to Smith Park.


DJ Ramos a long time member of Smith Park, and an amateur astronomer speaks with Moon Gazing director Mr. Joe about his telescope

DJ Ramos a long time member of Smith Park, and an amateur astronomer speaks with Moon Gazing director Mr. Joe about his telescope

The Chicago Astronomer’s visits Smith Park on July 19th 2016.  This is their second year visiting Smith Park, located in the West Town/Ukrainian Community.  The event is sponsored by the Chicago Park District.

Travis Bogle, Smith Park Supervisor along with the Smith Park Advisory Council work in collaboration to bring in Moon Gazing to the park over the summer, we have many Astronomer fans and the community members look forward to viewing the Earth’s Moon and Stars at night. 

Moon Gazing is one of my favorite activities at Smith Park said David Ramos, president of Smith Park Advisory Council. My sons are avid watchers of National Geographic, the Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel, my middle son David, Jr. “DJ” has started his own Astronomy Club at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois.  My boys can never get enough knowledge when it comes to learning more about the Earth, Planets, and Stars, said Ramos.

 This was our first time at Smith Park, said Joe Guzman director of the Chicago Astronomers.  The Chicago Astronomers set up scopes on a nice, but mostly clear evening.  This season we had Chicago Astronomers; Linda, Alfred, Tom, Maria and I with many different types and styles of telescopes for the residents to look through.  The weather was good and just semi partly cloudy skies and decent temps…ready for Jupiter, Venus Saturn and the Moon, said Guzman.  Read more: http://astronomer.proboards.com/posts/recent#ixzz4MnJw4rTz

 This young man in the center photo with me is David Ramos, Jr. and he is going to Illinois College in Jacksonville Illinois.  He is wild about astronomy and has resurrected the astronomy club at his school, building membership and interest with his classmates. The Chicago Astronomer will assist and help guide this great activity – perhaps even with mutual trips to the school/Adler.  When cloud cover obscured the planets and Moon, I compared various stars to each other, such as Arcturus and Vega, through the C11 telescope, old & new – cool and hot – huge and not so huge…
Read more:
http://astronomer.proboards.com/posts/recent#ixzz4MnItiKwU

The Smith Park Advisory council will be scheduling Mr. Guzman and his crew to come back to Smith Park in 2017.  Stay connected and visit us on Face Book. To visit other photos at Smith Park click on the link below.

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Smith Park Moon Gazing

Smith Park Moon Gazing

 

Smith Park Moon Gazing

Smith Park Moon Gazing

Smith Park Moon Gazing

Smith Park Moon Gazing

Smith Park Moon Gazing

Smith Park Moon Gazing

Smith Park Moon Gazing