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Chicago Astronomers Wrap Up Season with Chicago Park District

31 Oct 2011, 16:51 UTC
Chicago Astronomers Wrap Up Season with Chicago Park District
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As always with a Chicago Astronomer session, do yourself a favor, and read the full account here.When we do astronomy sessions for the Chicago Park District, I try to arrive early when traveling to a park I’ve never been to, in case I get lost. With the last Chicago Park District-Chicago Astronomer session of the year at Palmisano Park at 29th & Halstead, near the White Sox ballpark, there was little chance of me getting lost. I arrived early anyway, because I like to set up in daylight, and scout the surroundings.Our set up site at 29th & Halsted.I wandered around, and climbed the hill. The top of the hill would have put us above the pesky streetlights that hinder sidewalk observing, but it was agreed that it was too far too haul heavy equipment, and would cut down on foot traffic. And, it was kind of muddy. The top of the hill, though, provides a nice view of the city skyline, and the power plant smoke stack that we see so often in Joe’s alley observation pictures. I even caught a sundog just before sunset. The downtown sky line from the top of the hill.Not the best sundog, but ...

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