Pictures from Cosmos TV Event
I had first learned of the Rochester Astronomy Club when I had shared a table with Everything Hobby of Rochester with some of my project material from my website at an event for the Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey TV program hosted by Fox 47 TV. That evening it was not good for outdoor viewing but the astronomy club had an impressive display of telescopes and other related materials.
The next factor in my interest in astronomy was when I received a DVD from Astronomy Magazine, after I watched the DVD it seemed really interesting and I purchased a bunch of their DVD’s after this. More recently I had purchased a small telescope and have been learning how to use it.
For the lunar eclipse viewing there was a really a good number of people of all ages present and members of the Rochester Astronomy Club were very helpful in helping the public view the eclipse through their telescopes. Several people including myself were trying to take pictures with a smartphone focused through a telescope lens, this was not easy but one of the members took a really impressive picture for me using my phone.
I had written previously an article about the “Blood Moon” and why the moon had the red color during the eclipse.
Rochester Astronomy Club
Blood Moon Basics
Fox 47 TV