I recently wrote on a bit of informal astronomy outreach I did at a party last weekend, on my personal blog. It seems to be a popular read, so here's a preview:
A few weeks back, an old friend of mine invited me to her birthday party. She lives out of town, on a farm owned by a builder who specialises in thatched roofs, and has built a large entertainment complex of thatch-roof restaurants, gazebos, sleeping shelters and a boma. The entire thing sits empty all year around, so she colonised the facility last weekend for her celebration. But there was one extra attraction: A man with a telescope who was going to show everybody the stars and planets. And that man was me.
So yesterday, on the day of the party, I arrived with wife and kids in tow...
To see how it played out, you can read my story in its entirety here: http://allenversfeld.drupalgardens.com/content/beer-telescopes-and-bonfires