Monday, August 11, 2014
Mees Observatory Visit (Mon 8/11)
Today was the day for our visit to the Mees Observatory down in Bristol. On a personal note, had a sad moment when we went by Bristol Ski Resort, and the whole mountain was green. When we got there, we had a pretty good time waiting for sunset, between the free food and the soccer game we started up. After that, we saw a presentation about the observatory, as well as many astronomical objects. Unfortunately, we picked a rather cloudy night, so we couldn't see much. However, once we got up to the observatory, we were able to observe the crook of the handle of the Big Dipper, which is really six stars. With the power of the Mees telescope, we were able to see three separate stars where only one is visible with the naked eye. Overall, it was a pretty cool experience, and free food and soccer are never bad things.