First sunset of spring, seen while shivering at Solstice Park

A small but hardy group of skywatchers gathered at Solstice Park this evening for Alice Enevoldsen‘s quarterly equinox/sunset viewing, part of her public event schedule as a NASA Solar System Ambassador. A biting wind swept over the slope – that’s Alice, bundled up in blue – but the sun remained in view:

In addition to the globe she totes to explain the meaning of equinox or solstice, whichever applies, this time Alice brought a book she’s written:

This is the one and only copy of the book she’s written for young children, including her own daughter – but she’s looking for a publisher (any suggestions? you can reach her through her website alicesastroinfo.com).

After sunset, she was off to Lincoln Park to comet-watch, and reported via Twitter that PanSTARRS was visible again!

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1 Reply to "First sunset of spring, seen while shivering at Solstice Park"

  • TM March 21, 2013 (9:38 am)

    This was great, though a bit chilly! Thanks Alice for the solstice talk and hosting. My kids loved the NASA bookmark and poster, and were psyched to see the comet as well as Jupiter and some of its moons through the telescopes later at Lincoln Park! Fun night.

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