It was International Astronomy Day on Saturday April 28th, 2012 and members and friends of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Kingston Centre were out in force at Confederation Basin in front of Kingston City hall from 1 to 3 pm.
We were observing the sun with solar filters and the 4 or 5 groups of sunspots on it. There was a lot of cloud coming and going and in some cases the sunspots did disappear.
We were also passing out Transit of Venus glasses along with a brochure reminding people of the Tuesday June 5th, 2012 event. RASC Starfinders and Moon Gazers were also passed out.
The telescopes on set were: Coronado Solarmax 60, Corondao PST, a Meade DS90 with a Baader film filter, a Bausch & Lomb Schmidt-Cassegrain with a Thousand Oaks filter, a Meade SC with a baader film filter.
Good location, traffic came in groups on a cold windy day. Surprisingly we had many tourists from out of town including overseas and the United States.
Total guest count was 74.