Sahuaro Girl Scout Leaders' Astronomy Camp, April 4-6, 2003

Girl Scout leaders gather to watch the sunset from Mt. Lemmon The 4 Senior Girl Scout attendees at sunset The Senior Girl Scouts have some fun Sunset from Mt. Lemmon Girl Scout leaders watch for the green flash Don orients the attendees at the 60 Getting a chance to look at the 60 The Senior Girl Scouts pose for a picture on the catwalk Getting a chance to look at the 60 Rigel (a single star) through the 60 The Orion Nebula through the 60 Jupiter through the 60 The Eskimo Nebula from the 60 A close up of the Eskimo Nebula Solar observing with the 14 The sun through the 14 Beginning the Solar System Hike (a scale model of the Solar System) Starting at the sun (the yellow ball on the left) Here we are at Jupiter (the 4 Galilean moons are also represented on the wire) Out to Saturn (Titan shares the wire with Saturn) The 4 Senior Girl Scouts pose at the sign Finding out how far we have to fly to get to the nearest stars (represented by the yellow & red balls held up) Making Liquid Nitrogen ice cream - stirring the mixture first After adding the Liquid Nitrogen More stirring More stirring Getting a chance to stir Saturn through the 60 Saturn through the 60 Jupiter through the 60 NGC 2841 a classic spiral galaxy - short exposure on the 60 M65 - spiral galaxy - 5 minute exposure on the 60 NGC 4038/9 NGC 4565 - an edge-on spiral galaxy - 5 minute exposure on the 60 Sahuaro Girl Scout Leaders' Astronomy Campers and staff Sahuaro Girl Scout Leaders' Astronomy Campers and staff (with Don McCarthy front and center) The whole group again