HOLDING SIDEWALK OBSERVATIONS
Nothing honors John more that taking
a telescope out to the street corner and sharing the sky with the public. This is the one activity he was adamant that amateur
astronomers needed to do. Our Resources page has information to help you decide the right location and night as well as help
with promotion, documentation and tips to have a successful sidewalk star party. Also be sure to download our event reports
from our Recognition page so that you can count your sidewalk hours for our recognition pins.
PERFORMING OUTREACH AT LOCAL LOCATIONS.
If you couldn't find John on the street
corner, it is a good bet he was visiting a scool, church group, library, scout den or some other local organization to inform
them about this Universe in which we all live. These organizations and groups are always looking for amateurs to help them
see and learn about astronomy and space. There are lots of helpful items on our Resources page if you are new to this activity
and need a little help designing a program. The Astronomical League give outreach awards, so be sure to join them and fill
out your event reports.
ATM WORKSHOPS - BUILD YOUR OWN SCOPE
We all know John for the Dobsonian Telescope Mount and his own method of
grinding mirrors. What better way to celebrate his life than to build your own scope or hold a workshop and work with others
to build one of his user friendly scopes. Have a dobsonian for your club to set out at star parties and let people get a chance
to run a scope and do some astronomy. We have plans online or we can mail them if you can't download them for some reason.