In addition to the "Friday Night Open Houses", which are free and open to the public every clear Friday evening at Broemmelsiek Park, we have selectively scheduled some special dates this year with the St Charles County Parks department. These are our "Special Events", and most are related to special astronomical events that we choose to support. Note that meteor showers can be very negatively affected by a bright moon, so we selectively support them based on visibility.
All Public events feature several telescopes and operators who provide views thru their scopes free of charge. Both members and non-members bring scopes. Anyone who needs help with their own scopes are encouraged to bring them, however please have them available for us to help you with them before sundown. If your scope is working fine, but you'd like help to find some objects, please just ask one of our members (most of which will have a name tag). We are glad to help you find things with your scope, please ask!
General rules at star parties apply to help all of us retain our night vision. Please avoid bringing flashlights (unless they are red or covered by red plastic, and kept pointed "downward") or any other lighted devices. Try to avoid shining car headlights at the telescope field as you park or leave, else please minimize it as much as possible while remaining safe (use your parking lights). Again, we are at Broemmelsiek Park every Friday night if the weather is decent.
Here are the "Special Events" events planned for 2015:
[ St Charles County Parks Info: Phone: 636-949-7535 ( or email: firstname.lastname@example.org) ]
[ ASEM Contact info: Outreach@asemonline.org ]
Planned 2015 Events:
Wednesday Aug 12 evening - Thursday Aug 13 morning
PERSEID METEOR SHOWER
@ Broemmelsiek Park