On April 14th, four members of the Greater Portland Astronomical Society in Maine held a public Saturn Watch GAM Event at the Riverside Golf Course. Of course light pollution was pretty bad, but we still managed to show visitors views of Venus, Mars, Saturn, and the Orion Nebula before clouds came in. We also showed some of the constellations. About 12 people joined us for this event. During this event we explained how stars are being formed in the Orion Nebula and why it doesn't look like the beautiful images they see in magazines and the internet. The following pictures are members of our group showing the sky to visitors.

Report by Joan Chamberlin
Photos by Joan Chamberlin and Maureen McDonough






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