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  • Allen Versfeld
    June 4, 2013
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Beer, Telescopes and Bonfires

posted Jun 4, 2013, 1:19 PM by Allen Versfeld
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: