Astronomy Report – 03 May 2018

Astronomy Report

Name: Eric Shear

Crew: 193
Date: May 3, 2018

Sky Conditions: Clear until about noon, heavy clouds in the afternoon.

Wind Conditions: Low

Observation Start Time: 1100

Observation End Time: 1500

Summary:

No pictures were taken with the camera today, because we hosted a group of schoolkids on a tour of the entire campus, including Musk. The astronomer set up the telescope to track the sun and each kid was allowed to look through it. There were two subgroups of kids, one at around 1130 and the other at around 1430.

After the kids left, the astronomer closed up the observatory because of threatening rain.

Objects Viewed: Sun

Problems Encountered:

Clouds began to obscure the sun during the second viewing.